Thomas C. Rowader
March 08, 1933 - October 11, 2020
Visitation: Friday 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ferdinand Church Friday 11: 00 a.m.
Thomas C. Rowader of Valencia, formerly of Cranberry Township and Whitehall, passed away on Sunday October 11, 2020. Beloved husband of 64 years to Diane L. (Pierre) Rowader. Loving father of Laura R. Camp (Robert), Susan R. Mutschler (Lawrence), Mary D. Vaughan (the late Butch), Thomas C. Rowader, Jr. (Valerie), Christine R. Stevens (Herb) and Kathleen E. Tallo (Christopher); brother of Eileen Hampson and the late James Rowader and Marian Stockhoff; loving grandfather of 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was known for his giving spirit, bright mind, and even brighter smile. He loved golf, Star Trek, reading nonfiction, and watching Pittsburgh sports. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. A man of faith, he led his family every Thanksgiving in a beautiful prayer and thankful song. He taught his children and grandchildren how to play cribbage and swing a golf club, how to carve the perfect turkey and serve in ping-pong, how to work hard and appreciate what you have, and how to be respectful and kind. His greatest lesson was how to love. He was the consummate example of patience, strength, and generosity for everyone around him. He is loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers friends may consider a donation to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society which Tom was active in for many years.
Family and friends are welcome Friday October 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp., Pa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday October 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Ferdinand’s Church.