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Homer Clair "turtle" Rowan

Born: Wed., May 16, 1928
Died: Mon., May 18, 2015


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Homer Clair "Turtle" Rowan, 87, of Sarver, Buffalo Township, went home to be with the Lord Monday while in the company of family members at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Harrison Township, Allegheny County.
Clair was born in Natrona Heights on May 16, 1928. He was the son of the late Rosetta (Aikins) and Homer G. Rowan.
As a Har-Brack High School student, Mr. Rowan was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps. His interest and hobbies included hunting, fishing, trapping and metal detecting. He was an avid farmer and self-taught musician. He performed with the Rosston Country Singers and was a member of the Armstrong County League of Arts.
Mr. Rowan was a faithful member of the Lighthouse Fellowship Center in Buffalo Township. Clair had worked for many years and retired from Liberty Mirror Works in Brackenridge. He had also worked for the Sarver and Saxonburg Post Offices.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Loretta C. (Bowser) Rowan; their five daughters; Tina K. (Phillip) Babinsack of Buffalo Township, Lucinda M. (Joseph) Thompson of Buffalo Township, Kathleen E. Rowan of Buffalo Township, Judith D. (Kenneth) Edinboro of Butler and Joy L. (Alan) Caporali of Buffalo Township; three sons, Jesse C. (Debbie) Rowan of Buffalo Township, Ernest T. (Donna) Rowan of Virginia, Minn., and John M. (Carrie) Rowan of Punxsutawney, Pa.; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Shirley (Richard) Shick of Buffalo Township.
Clair is preceded by his son, Thomas Michael Rowan; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Anastasia Thompson; two brothers, Howard and Frank Rowan; and two sisters, Marian Lesney and Betty Hutcheson.
ROWAN - Family and friends of Homer Clair "Turtle" Rowan, who died Monday, May 18, 2015, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Redmond Funeral Home, 524 High St. in Freeport.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lighthouse Fellowship Center on Parker Road in Sarver with the Rev. Richard Shick officiating.
Burial will be at Mt. Airy Cemetery in Natrona Heights.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Fellowship Center, 130 Lucas Lane, Sarver, PA 16055
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