MONTGOMERY COUNTY — ROWLAND – Owen W., 90, a resident of Towamencin Township for the past 53 years, died Oct. 21, 2012, at Abington Hospice at Warminster. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruth (Kossol) Rowland. The two were married in 1948 and previously resided in Philadelphia and Ardsley. Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Patton, son of the late Richard and Minnie (Lyle) Rowland, and was the youngest of six children. In 1942, while serving with the State Police, Mr. Rowland enlisted in the U.S. Navy and saw action aboard the Destroyer USS Wainwright in the Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets. He received an honorable discharge in 1946. Mr. Rowland graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1951. For more than 30 years, he was employed by United Engineers & Constructors in various capacities, including project buyer, manager of equal employment opportunity, legal administrator and tax manager. He was an active member of Lansdale United Methodist Church and sang in its choir since 1959. He also served for several years as Cherub Choir accompanist, editor of the church newsletter, and later as coordinator for Red Cross blood drives. In addition to his wife, Mr. Rowland is survived by their daughters, Kathleen Wong, and husband, Richard, Florham Park, N.J.; and Cynthia Lesitsky, and husband, Jeffrey, Salfordville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Robert, Quentin and Vernon Rowland; and sister, June Rowland. An opportunity to view and greet the family was held Oct. 25, at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. Interment will be private in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, at Lansdale United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lansdale, Pa. 19446. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lansdale United Methodist Church, address above, designated church’s building fund.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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