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Henry Gordon Rowe, Jr

May 11, 1930 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Henry Rowe, Jr Obituary

Henry Gordon Rowe, Jr. (“Barney”), of Westminster, MD, passed peacefully at home on October 31, 2023. He was born, May 11, 1930, in Williamsburg, VA, to Henry Gordon Rowe, Sr. and Hazel Annette Rowe. He is survived by four daughters, Pam Mills, Vicki Ryan (Michael), Cheri Gibson (Glenn) and Cindi Byrne (John), all of Westminster; Seven grandchildren; Nine great-grandchildren, soon to be Ten; sister, Donna Diaz (Dave) and many other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Virginia Rowe, whom he married on November 5, 1949, and who passed on October 27, 2018.

Much of Barney’s childhood was spent on the family farm in Virginia, as well as in Baltimore, MD. He was a Baltimore City College graduate and proudly served in the Army National Guard Reserves. He and Joan settled in Baltimore where they raised their family. He was in the soft drink and flavor industry until he and Joan retired to Ocean City, MD, where he turned his love for fishing and boating into a successful charter boat fishing business, writing several “how-to” fishing books, and owning and operating 3B’s Captain School. His fishing books sales/distribution and the Captain’s School required him to travel extensively in his motor home, which he took great pride in doing. He very much enjoyed traveling and sightseeing, which took him and Joan to many destinations in several countries. He was an avid fan of the Baltimore Colts, having season tickets for many years. He was also a Ravens and Orioles fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He thoroughly enjoyed attending many of his grandchildren’s sporting events, where he was affectionately called “Grandfather” by many.

Barney was an optimistic “glass half-full” kind of person, loved by all. He will be greatly missed.

Barney donated his body to the State Anatomy Board. Per his request, the family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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