Jeffrey L. Rowe, 52

June 03, 2011
  • Rowe

DEC. 13, 1958-MAY 30, 2011

Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynn Rowe, 52, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home.

Born Dec. 13, 1958, he was the son of William L. Branch and the late Sarah Mae Rowe.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by Anna Rowe; stepmother, Ruby L. Branch; a daughter, Sasha Rowe; a brother, John F. "Mick" Rowe Jr.; and friend, Millie Von Sternberg.

He graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1976. He previously was employed by Graphics Universal in Fairfield, Pa., and has been a painter for many years. He was a member of Order of Owls.

Jeff loved to spend time with his family and friends. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State football and the Baltimore Orioles. Riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and restoring Corvettes was his passion. Jeff also liked sitting outside with his dad on the porch, looking at and listening to birds.

Jeff is survived by one son, Sklar Lynn Rowe; sisters, Pamela Sirbaugh, Cheryl Branch-Joy, Rayetta Eyler, Kimberly Garlock-Leggett and Kimberly Branch-Greenawalt; brothers, William Branch II and Michael Wiles; companion, Kristi Hottle; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, cousins and friends.

Jeff had a great sense of humor and always made us laugh. He was of the Christian faith. Jeff will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

"Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again."

A memorial service will be Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 7 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated, to help defray funeral expenses. Send to Cheryl Joy, 923 St. Clair St., Hagerstown MD 21742.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

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