William Rowlands

William J. "Bill" Rowlands

1920 - 2009

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and a former resident of Whitesboro and New York Mills died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday afternoon August 19, 2009. Bill was born on July 28, 1920 in Toledo, OH the son of William J. and Mary Holmes Rowlands. He was raised and educated in Whitesboro graduating from Whitesboro High School. On May 1, 1951 he married Agnes A Griffin in Whitesboro. Mrs. Rowlands passed away December 18, 1982. Bill had retired from the Rocky Point Inn in Inlet and had previously been employed at Twin Ponds Golf Club. He was a member of the Whitesboro Baptist Church Bill is survived his children and their families; son, W. Jeff and Allison Rowlands and their sons Ryan and Connor of Whitesboro, son, Thomas P. and Judith Rowlands and their daughters Tiffany and Lindsay of New York Mills, daughter, Deborah and Terry Jones and their daughter Lauren of Old Forge, son, Eric and Mary Rowlands of Otis, MA, two sisters and brother-in-laws; Barbara and Walt Lachut of Whitesboro, Rosemary and Al Shepard of Centerville, OH, one brother and two sister-in-laws; Kenneth and Dee Rowlands of Utica, Carolyn Rowlands of Elk Grove, CA, a special cousin Marian Murphy and several nieces and nephews. Bill was pre-deceased by a son Edward, his twin sister Ruth Mursch and his brother Robert Rowlands. The family wishes to thank all of the administration and staff at the Masonic Care Community and special heartfelt thank you to caregivers at the "Windham Neighborhood". Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday August 26, 2009 from the Dimbleby, Friedel Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home Whitesboro. Private interment will be made in the Townsend Cemetery, Stittville. Friends are invited and may call 5-7 PM prior to the service at 40 Main St. Whitesboro. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. Oneida. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Masonic Home or a charitable organization of your choice.
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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home
40 Main Street
Whitesboro,, New York, United States

Interment at: Townsend Cemetery

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Townsend Cemetery
Route 365
Stittville, New York, United States