Richard Rowson
1945 - 2019
Richard Rowson

On Saturday November 16, 2019, Richard Rowson, Beloved husband and Father of two, passed away at the age of 74. Rich was born on April 10, 1945 in Woodbury, NJ to George and Rose (McKenna). He was a 1963 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Vineland N.J. Rich was a Journeyman Wireman with Local IBEW's 592/351 for 55 years. He was married to Mary (Grayson) for 52 years and raised a son, Daniel and a daughter, Ahlea Kadre.

Rich had a special love for family and home, and loved hosting gatherings in his beautiful garden setting for family and friends. He had a great passion for baseball and softball. He played on Little League, High School, and Softball Leagues in his 70's, traveled with Senior Softball Leagues. Rich was also active locally, serving as Executive Board Chair for IBEW 592/351, Board Member for Pittsgrove Township Zoning, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Cumberland Co. as well as the Elmer Little League Association.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose, his brothers, Joseph, Robert and George. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two children, Dan and Ahlea, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mary (Hunter) and Eileen (Bompensa) her husband Thomas, brother David and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at The Estate at Monroe, 1351 N. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown from 2 until 5 pm. Friends And Family are asked to bring a memory, joke or story to share.

Those who wish, may send a donation in his memory to your local County Habitat for Humanity or The Elmer Little League, 33 Chestnut St. Elmer, NJ 08318.

Published by Courier Post from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2020.
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Memorial service
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
The Estate at Monroe
1351 N. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ
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So sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. He and I use to hang out together when he resided in Clayton. This was many, many years ago. Have not seen or corresponded with him in such a long time. We pray for him and the Rowson Family. Our condolences to the entire family. May he rest in peace.
Frank Szynal
January 27, 2020
Mary and family..we offer our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. Sending positive energy at this difficult time.
Patti and Bill Klinck
January 24, 2020
Sorry to hear of Rich's passing. I was in SHHS till end of 10th grade, so it has been awhile since I have seen him. Will always remember the good times we had in high school. Till we meet again my friend.
Dennis McDonald, The Villages, Fl
January 23, 2020
So sorry to read of Rich's passing, he was such a blessing to CC Habitat for Humanity and others as well. During those early Habitat days I remember one occasion of a lady having a difficult time leaving her home and in need of a ramp, Rich gathered other volunteers together to build one for her during the same time he was spending many hours on a Habitat project. He was a kind, thoughtful, giving man who made the world a better place and it was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to know and work with him during those Habitat days.
Bonnie Reynolds
January 23, 2020
What a nice man. Always kind. Always a smile.
I work for a Bank and he was our customer (a favorite of mine). I found at one point when waiting on him, he knew my dad. If he came to the drive or walk up window his dog would be with him waiting for a treat.
I'm saddened with this news of him passing.
Prayers for peace and comfort for his loved ones....
Rich will be missed.
Becky Ireland
January 15, 2020
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