765th Frank Rowe obit

Franklin J. Rowe

ROWE Franklin J. Rowe, 80, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 5 at his residence. Preceded in death by parents Benjamin and Vera Rowe, a grandson Russell Rowe and brother-in-law Robert Braithwaite. He was a faithful employee of Timkin Roller Bearing, retiring after 42 years. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the 765th Transportation Rail Road Shop Battalion and he was a member of VFW Post 2398. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Evelyn; son, Gary A. (Edna) Rowe; daughters, Cathy (Pat) Groves, Cheryl (Lloyd) Erlenbach; and son-in-law, Jack Weber Jr.; grandchildren, Jacob (Laura) Rowe, Jack (Nichole) Weber III, Jason (Jessica) Strickland, Jamie (Sarah) Groves, Patrick (Melanie) Erlenbach; great grandchildren, Taylor Rowe, Jack Weber IV, Caela Cavey, Mason Erlenbach and Nicholas Groves; brother-in-law, Fred (Carol) Braithwaite; sister-in-law, Donna Braithwaite. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Monday 6-8 p.m. at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., where a VFW service will be held Monday 7:30 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Gerald Koster officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to District 17 O.E.S. Cancer Project, 820 Strimple Ave., Columbus, OH 43229 or Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Online condolences may be left at www.jerryspearsfh.com.