Harold (Hal) Garris Rowe

Harold (Hal) Garris Rowe 83, died peacefully on May 23rd, 2019, in Sarasota, Florida, three years after moving from Woodstock, NY.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura Cockrill Rowe and Harold Garriss Rowe, Sr. He is remembered with love and affection by his wife, Nancy Rowe; children, Laurie Hallas, Christopher Rowe, Kathy Montag, and Carrie Rowe; their spouses, Jarrett Hallas, Jan Rowe, Sean Montag; his sister, Janice Curtis; and grandchildren, Ryan Montag, Matt Montag, Abby Montag, Courtney Lassiter, Caitlin Rowe, and Casey Rowe; first wife, Cecilia Rowe; many in-laws, and Oliver, his faithful dog companion.

Hal spent his professional life as an educator, college professor, and superintendent of schools in Kearney, Nebraska; Westerville, Ohio; Manhattan, Kansas; East Lyme, Connecticut; and the Onteora Central School District in the Catskill Mountains, New York.  He was a sweet, good soul, and always a gentleman. He was known for his sense of humor, kindness, and his ability to break out in song.  In his younger days, he was an athlete. Later, he enjoyed camping, nature, and simply being part of the mountains. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a decent and caring person who continued to be empathic and laugh till the end of his life.

His family will celebrate Hal’s life in a private ceremony.

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Memorial donations in Hal’s name may be made to your local land conservancy or charity of your choice. Thank you!

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