Jerome D. Towe

Jerome D. Towe

Jerome D. Towe, age 81, of Walnut Hill, Hockessin, DE and Plantation Golf and Country Club, Venice, FL, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Cokesbury Village.

Mr. Towe, a former Hercules Incorporated executive, retired in 1990. His parents, the Honorable Harry L. Towe and Eliza Binns Towe, and sister, Virginia T. Beck, predeceased him. His wife of 34 years, Joan C. died in 1991.

He is survived by son J. Donald of Landenberg, PA, his wife Deb, and twin granddaughters Caitlin and Kendall; son Robert B. of Hockessin, his wife Linda and grandsons Rob, Pete and Steve; daughter Lisa Towe Betty, her husband Gary and granddaughter Bridget; brother Harry B. of Galloway Ridge, NC; and dear friend, Sonja W. Pfautz.

Pop-Pop especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participating in a wide variety of sports and activities. For those desiring more details of Jerry's life, please access the website

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, c/o The Jerome D. Towe Endowed Scholarship Fund or to the Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-7100

Published in The News Journal from May 8 to May 9, 2013