Robert E. Rowles

Robert E. Rowles

Robert E. Rowles, 73, formerly of Lockport, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born July 11, 1943, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Edna L. (Gross) and Paul J. Rowles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Charlotte (Arentz) Rowles; brothers, Randall Rowles and Carl Rowles; nephew, David Rowles; and a stepsister, Charlene Hamler.

Robert is survived by: his wife, Linda K. (Smith) Rowles, whom he married July 12, 1963; his daughters, Dana L. Peachey and husband, Galen, of Reedsville and Cara L. Boring, of Florida; and grandsons, Dillan Boring, of Florida, and Colton Peachey, of Reedsville.

He is also survived by his sister and brother in-laws: Lou Rowles, Marie Rowles, Vicki Varner and husband, Doug, Daria Wray and Steve Harpster; stepbrother-in-law, Jim Criswell and wife, Nancy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was a 1961 graduate of Lewistown High School.

Earlier in life, he had worked at Marlette Homes and retired from Standard Steel. He also took care of Lind Memorial Cemetery.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Bixler Gap Hunting Camp. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an excellent carpenter.

A private graveside service will take place in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, at the convenience of the family.

All flowers will be provided by the family.

Memorials in Robert’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

All arrangements are under the care of Heller- Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstine