Faye C. Rowe

November 15, 1942 - October 19, 2023

Service: Monday, November 6, 2023, 10:30 am; Calvin Presbyterian Church

Faye C. Rowe, of Zelienople, formerly of Upper St. Clair and Hermitage, PA, died October 19—-6 months and a day after her beloved husband Robert–at Passavant Community. Born in New Castle to Arthur and Mary Bovard, her happiest childhood memories were with her beloved grandmother, Caroline Bovard, in DeLand, Florida. She attended Jameson Memorial Hospital Nursing School, meeting bad boy Bobby Rowe and only agreeing to go out with him if it were a double date with her best friend, Sandy Baker. They soon realized they were a match, wanting to create a big, loving family. She made life-long friends when they moved to Hermitage, especially Marlyn, Darla, Maryann, and Susan–the sisters this only child never had. When they moved to USC, they were active members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She met more sisters in this friendly community–her good friends Susan Bostocky and Bonnie Gavlak. She returned to nursing at St. Clair Hospital then worked as a case manager after earning her degree from St. Francis University. She added three more sisters there–Susan, Maureen, and Patsy. Everywhere she went people were drawn to her warmth and empathy. She always offered a kind word, a hug, and a prayer. Our mom loved the beach, Elvis, grand slam tennis, crafts, hugs, dogs, celebrating birthdays, dancing, cuddling babies, and watching her beloved grandchildren grow up. She was truly the world’s greatest grandmother, and she showered them with the same kind of unconditional love she got from her own grandmother decades before. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert, who in the last difficult years would just stare at her and say how beautiful she was, even as Alzheimer’s was stealing her away from him. She is survived by her four children: Robert Rowe, Kristin (Michael) Klugman, Erik Rowe, and Colleen (David) Morris; and grandchildren Olivia, Ethan, Logan, Ruby, Ella, Noah, and Emmett. A celebration of Faye’s life will be held at Calvin Presbyterian in Zelienople, on November 6, at 10:30am. Donations in her name can be made to http://alz.org

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  • Vivian Aro

    I had the pleasure to work with and then get to know Faye while working together at St. Clair as Case Managers. She was the most kind and beautiful person in so many ways. She always would take interest in how I was doing and seemed to really care about myself and those around her. She extended her hospitality to our department for several years as she invited us to her gorgeous home for our Holiday party- an event we all looked forward to during the rest of the year. I will always remember the nice time with friends laughing and celebrating at her holiday parties!!! I feel love in my heart when I think of Faye🙏My sincere condolences

  • Keith N Mangini

    Condolences to the families and friends!

  • david celko md

    deepest sympathy. she was a grand lady. i had the privilege of working with her for many years at st clair hospital.


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