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William "Bill" Harry Rowley, Jr.

Bill Rowley, 82, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born and raised in Belle Vernon, PA to the late William H. Rowley, Sr. and Anna S. Rowley. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a chemist/engineer with Morganite.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years: Shirley Pearce Rowley; daughters: Theresa and Melinda; sons: Rodney and Todd; granddaughters: Ashley, Ali, Montana, and Sydney; grandsons: Harrison, William, and Wyatt; sister: Shirley Miller (Carl) of Belle Vernon, PA; nieces: Susie and Becky; and nephew: Carl Miller Jr.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. A graveside service will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, November 14, 2014 at Ridgway Catholic Cemetery of St. Leo’s Church, Ridgway, PA with military honors.

Arrangements by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, Knightdale, NC and Thompson Funeral Home, Ridgway, PA.

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