Eldon Rowland (1920 - 2014)

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Eldon Rowland

NEWARK: Eldon Lee Roy Rowland, 94, formerly of Heath, passed away peacefully on 24 February 2014, at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation - Newark under the guidance of the Hospice of Central Ohio.

He was born on 18 January 1920 to the late William H. Rowland and Olive

Marie Price Rowland. He was a 1938 graduate of Newark High School and attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. During WWII, he proudly served in the United States Army Air Corp. He was a 32 degree Mason and member of the Teheran Grotto of Newark. He was active in the Grotto prior to his decline of health.

He met and married the love of his life, Lulu Janet (Houck) Rowland on 1 June 1943 in Newark, while on leave from the military. His wife, preceded him in death on 24 February 2002. He is survived by his four children, David (Donna) of Newark, Roy Michael (Susan) of Newark, Cecelia of Columbus and Melissa (Richard) Lanni of Deland, FL. He also is survived by his 9 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren: He is also survived by one sister, Gaylene Rickus of Junction City, a cousin and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a self- employed general contractor in the Licking County area. He also owned and operated for many years Modern Floor Mart, and, with his son, David, they jointly owned and operated, Rowland Homes. Upon retirement in 1985 he and his wife summered in Cambridge, Ohio where they had a home. He enjoyed camping, fishing and, his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking and made several pieces of fine furniture for his family.

A memorial service remembering his life will be held at 1 pm on 7 March 2014 at the Newark Chapel Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 1850 West Main Street with Bishop David Moraine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints conducting. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. Military honors will be held at the gravesite.

Vensil &Chute will handle the cremation and with interment in Newark Memorial Gardens. Per his family's request, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Hospice of Central Ohio. P.O. Box 430 Newark Ohio 43058-0430.

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Published in the Advocate from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2014
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