Leon E. Rowe Jr. of Kennett Square
Leon E. Rowe Jr., age 71, passed away on October 19, 2016, at Neighborhood Hospice, after a courageous twelve year battle with prostate cancer.
He was the son of Leon E. Rowe and Ramona Fraser Rowe of West Grove. He was raised by his grandparents, George A. and Margaret I. Fraser of West Grove, PA.
Leon attended Avon Grove High School where he came back to teach for thirty years after graduating with honors from West Chester State Teachers College (now University). He also attended the University of Hawaii on a scholarship to study East/West Cultures and American University. While teaching at Avon Grove, Leon was class advisor for many years as well as Social Studies Chairman. He was a PIAA official for several years, a poll worker, and former Kennett Square Historical Commission member.
An antiques buff, he collected presidential campaign memorabilia. With his wife, he was a postcard dealer for over forty-five years and an estate appraiser for Larmore Scarlett for over twenty five years. They also gave talks on many aspects of collecting.
Leon is survived by his wife of fortynine years (and high school sweetheart), Dolores Del Nero Rowe as well as sisters Margaret Rice (David) of Newark, DE and Nancy Staton of West Grove, PA and brothers Robert (Deborah) of Wilmington, DE, John (Sharon) of Bear, De, David (Susan) of Wilmington, DE, and George and James of Florida and many nieces and nephews.
You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 9:00 to 11:30 on Friday morning, October 28, 2016, at the Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:30. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380
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