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.

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  • Tom and Pam Doré

    Our deepest condolences! Tom was the most kind, Intelligent and good friend to so many!
    He will be greatly missed. May God Bless your entire family!

  • Anne Nelson

    I was honored to help your family during a difficult time and am so glad I got to know your parents. I was always happy to see Tom who had a smile and a kind word. Prayers for peace and happy memories for your family.

  • Miranda Rogalsky (St. Barnabas & Passavant)

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Tom was a great man, full of life and jokes. I know that he is now at peace. Your family will be in my prayers.

  • Anita Gallagher

    So sorry for your loss! My father was our family’s rock and I miss him dearly. Strength to you Christine and your family .

  • Dave & Alexis Watterson

    Our condolences. So sorry for your loss, what an incredible legacy with all of the children, grand children and great grandchildren.

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    So sorry for the loss of your dad, it is so hard to loose a parent, but your memories will give you comfort.

 

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