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Alan L. Rowe, 62, of West Henrietta, passed peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, with his wife and children by his side after a long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cheryl Rowe; his children, Gregory (Kristen) Rowe, of Pittsburgh, PA, and Kelly (Michael) Dietrich, of Henrietta; his mother, Helen Rowe, of West Henrietta; his siblings, Mark (Leslie) Rowe and Laurel (David) Popenhusen-Bruinix; his stepmother, Barbara Popenhusen; and his stepsiblings, Vicki (Miguel Llano) Ferris, Amy (Tim) Freitas, and Tim Ferris. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Glenn Popenhusen, and stepfather, Donald Rowe.
Alan was born in Canandaigua on May 16, 1958. He graduated from Rush-Henrietta High School in 1976 and received his associate degree from Monroe Community College. He married his loving wife, Cheryl, on June 23, 1984, in West Henrietta. He was a member of Rochester Brooks Gun Club and an active member at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church. He was an electrician for General Motors for 30 years. He enjoyed his years at his trade, but he took pleasure in many pastimes. Whether he was hunting with his buddies, cycling around Lake Champlain (among many other destinations), cheering at a Penn State football game, or simply having dinner with his family in his beautiful home…he did it all with a grateful heart. His generosity, faith and steadfastness throughout his life was palpable. He was an inspiration to his children and the perfect partner to his wife. The loss of Alan causes great sadness, but his family and friends hold unwavering faith that he is sitting at the Lord’s table, watching over them for all the days of their lives.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. 3325 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14623. CLICK HERE to register for visitation. We thank you for helping us follow the State mandates during this time.
The funeral will be held on 10 AM Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in West Henrietta for immediate family only. The service will be streamed virtually to accommodate extended family and friends. Please visit Saint Mark’s website for further information: www.saintmarkslutheran.org. The burial at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church or Wilmot Cancer Center. (Website for donation information) There is nothing that would make Alan happier than donations to these organizations; they are places that guided him in mind, body, and soul for many years.