John Andrew Rowe

john rowe

August 7, 1933 ~ April 12, 2022

Born in: Philadelphia, PA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather John Andrew Rowe entered fully into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. He was 88 years old.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years Helen; children Andrew (Pam) Rowe, Athens, GA; Maureen (Phil) Deal, Orlando, FL; Bob (Kim) Rowe, Conyers, GA; grandchildren Alex Rowe (Shruti Sharma), Indian Land, SC; Natalie Rowe, Athens, GA; Kelli Rowe, Conyers, GA; Zachary Deal, Orlando, FL; and great-grandchild Aidan Rowe, Indian Land, SC. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth (Strain) Rowe, his brother Alan Rowe, and grandson Stephen Ryan Rowe.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John served honorably in the U.S. Navy in 1953. He was active duty for four years and then served in the Navy reserves for four additional years, achieving the rank of Personnelman Petty Officer First Class.

John met the love of his life, Helen, in April, 1959 and they were married that December. After graduating from Villanova University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting in 1968, John worked in the accounting field for over 30 years, primarily with Campbell Soup Company at their Camden, NJ, Cairo, GA, and Wilmington, DE locations.

John was a devoted Catholic and was ordained a Deacon in 1979, serving parishioners in Cairo, GA and Bear, DE until he retired to Woodstock, GA.

In addition to being a skilled pianist, John was also a talented counted cross-stitcher and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. While living in Cairo, GA, he was an active member of the Kiwanis Club where he received numerous awards and accolades.

The family welcomes you to a visitation on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, GA.

Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA at a later date.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Visitation: April 24, 2022 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Mass: April 25, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

St Lawrence Catholic Church
319 Grayson Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageJohn was such a kind friend to us. I will never forget the day we were visiting him and Helen and on a whim we drove to Tennessee to have lunch with toontown friends we had never met

  2. I am a cousin and have a distant memory of John when he joined the Navy. His mother Aunt Betty was extremely proud of John. We were just getting by financially at that time and I remember Aunt Betty giving me John and Allen’s used apparel which I greatly appreciated.

    My sincerest sympathy to John’s family.

    Dennie Baker

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