Robert L. Rowe

February 25, 1938 - April 18, 2023

Service: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 2 pm; Calvin Presbyterian Church

Robert L. Rowe, of Zelienople, formerly of Upper St. Clair and Hermitage, PA, died April 18, 2023, at Passavant Community. Born in New Castle to Wilda and Chester Rowe, he grew up with his brother, Rodney, and sisters Marcia and Cookie, remembering his childhood on Ryan Avenue as full of love. He lettered in and won the state championship in Cross Country for Ne-Ca-Hi, and then joined the army reserves. He was so proud of his time in the service, to which he owes his work ethic and love of country. He worked as a lineman for Bell Telephone, met his wife, Faye, the love of his life, and moved to Hermitage, where they made lifelong friends and started a family. He was an involved, patient, kind, loving, and wise father. “Hands out of your pockets, soldier.” “Never pass a bathroom.” “No one ever said life is fair.” He always made time for his kids and introduced them to his beloved sport, skiing. From chaperoning ski buses full of rambunctious kids to beachin’ at the Basin in Colorado, he helped his kids feel that thrill on the hill. While living in Upper St. Clair and working for AT&T, he earned his degree at Westminster College and served Westminster Presbyterian Church as a deacon and Stephen Minister. He loved his 7 grandchildren who adored him, and as time went by, he could never get through a prayer at a meal without crying with pure gratitude. His last years were spent as a caregiver for his beloved wife, Faye, surrounding her with love as he said his long goodbye. This “good-looking bastard” lived a full life, and those who knew and loved him will smile whenever we think of him. He is survived by his wife, Faye; 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 Bob’s life will be held at Calvin Presbyterian in Zelienople, on Sunday, April 23, at 2 pm. Donations in his name can be made to

Professional arrangements entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.

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  • The Duffys

    May Mr. Rowe Rest In Peace. We had the pleasure of getting to know Bob through the Klugman family. His amazing legacy lives on.

  • Natalie Levy

    Dr. Bob will forever be missed ❤️May your love and memories heal of the hearts of your loved ones. 🙏

  • William P Greer

    “Bob my best friend “
    I remember our times on the ski slopes and at the lakes. I will miss you. Save a spot for me Bobby.
    Our sincere condolence to the family. Bobby will always be in my thoughts and prayers!
    Bill “Butchie” and Marlene Greer

  • David w Rowe (Billy)

    Cousin Bob was always a friend to all who knew him and he will be remembered for that. May he rest in peace

  • Kim Rowe Kerns

    My heart aches for all of you. Uncle Bobbie was always happy, smiling and I don’t recall him ever being irritated or mad…..always full of love.

    Kim Rowe Kerns

  • Amy Eberhardt

    We will forever miss you Dr. Bob- so many wonderful memories in the Rowe house growing up. You were always smiling and made us laugh. Rest in peace.

  • Sue Bodziach

    Bob was an amazing man and I will truly miss him. He always made me smile.

  • Ed and Shirley Kempf

    We send our condolences the Rowe family. Bob was a great friend and neighbor. We know he will be terribly missed.

  • Joyce Fowler

    When I think of Bob I smile. He made everybody smile! I have great memories of our days with AT&T and his time working with Randy. I’m sure he’s shaking things up with his buddies in Heaven!


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