Leon E. Rowe Jr. of Kennett Square

Leon E. Rowe Jr.

Leon E. Rowe Jr.

Leon E. Rowe Jr., 71, of Kennett Square, died Oct. 19, at Neighborhood Hospice, after a courageous twelve-year battle with prostate cancer.

He was the son of Leon E. Rowe and Ramona Fraser Rowe of West Grove. He was raised by his grandparents, George A. and Margaret I. Fraser of West Grove.

Leon attended Avon Grove High School where he came back to teach for thirty years after graduating with honors from West Chester State Teachers College (now University).  He also attended the University of Hawaii on a scholarship to study East/West Cultures, and American University. While teaching at Avon Grove, Leon was class advisor for many years as well as Social Studies Chairman.  He was a PIAA official for several years, a poll worker, and former Kennett Square Historical Commission member.

An antiques buff, he collected presidential campaign memorabilia. With his wife, he was a postcard dealer for more than 45 years and an estate appraiser for Larmore Scarlett for more than 25 years. They also gave talks on many aspects of collecting.

Leon is survived by his wife of 49 years (and high school sweetheart), Dolores Del Nero Rowe as well as sisters Margaret Rice (David) of Newark, and Nancy Staton of West Grove, and brothers Robert (Deborah) of Wilmington, John (Sharon) of Bear, David (Susan) of Wilmington, and George and James of Florida and many nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square, with a memorial service to follow at 11:30. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

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