Hansford H. Rowe Jr., 93, died in a car accident on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Newhall, CA. Hansford grew up in Richmond, VA.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a graduate from the University of Richmond with a degree in Theater Arts. Hansford had numerous movies and over 300 commercials to his credit. He had been nominated by Drama Desk for his performance in "Nuts". He performed in numerous stage plays both on- and off-Broadway and toured around the world performing in "Porgy & Bess" and "The Sound of Music". His book entitled Actor, Hansford H. Rowe, written by his wife Mira, was published by Amazon.
Hansford was an avid Bridge player, proudly performed with the Silvertones Singing Group, and he treasured living in the Friendly Valley Resort Club. He loved life, singing and friends. He was a born performer and will continue to do so since he donated his body to science.
He leaves behind his wife Mira, his two sons Hansford H. Rowe III (Lyne) and Blake E. Rowe (Sharon), and son by marriage, Dr. Marc A. Logarta (Marini); his grandchildren Sam and Marilyn Rowe, Julian (Elizabeth) and Eva Rowe; his sister Jane R. List; his brother Dan M. Rowe; nephews, nieces and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Hansford H and Isabel Willis Rowe; his sister Betsy R. Bennett and his brother Dr. Eugene T. Rowe.
A Memorial Service will be held from 10:00am to 12noon on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Friendly Valley Auditorium, 19345 Avenue of the Oaks, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Doctors Without Borders
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