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Michael Keith Rowell
Birth: Feb. 5, 1953
Rockland County
New York, USA
Death: May 31, 1999
Rockland County
New York, USA


Michael K. Rowell, of Spring Valley, died Monday, May 31 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was 45. Michael worked at Letchworth Village and other O.M.R.D. Facilities helping rehabilitate mentally challenged people. Michael was also involved and volunteered at the Ryan White Foundation and T.O.U.C.H. Organization in Rockland. He also was a lecturer at the A.I.D.S. Institute in New York City. Michael is survived by daughters, Erica and Jessica of Sloatsburg; parents, Mervin (Bud) and Elenor of West Haverstraw; brothers, Thomas of Montrose and Anthony of Leonardtown, MA; sisters, Racheal Hadeler of Pearl River and Linda Reuss of Hopewell, VA; dear friend, Kathy Kline of Nyack; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 pm only at T.J. McGowan Funeral Home, Congers. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 am at St. Paul's Church in Congers. Burial will be private. Michael donated his body to science,it was later cremeted and buried.

A Good Man
by Joan Clifton Costner

When a good man dies a thousand lights go out,
And it's said a giant library is lost -
Oh, I've tried to make comparisons and wise clichés
To estimate, in part, a good man's loss;
For I know the way it feels to have your heart bend low-
And I understand how dark the nights can be....
But a good man has a heritage beyond the grave,
And we would be so foolish not to see
That a good man leaves a light his children follow-
No groping through some wilderness or maze-
And howe'er their lives, it shines on in a brilliance
That they can see 'til ending of their days'
And his words come ringing, deep, in vibrant stereo
Within the keen recesses of their minds...
There's guidance there enough to get to Heaven
Where once again their hearts and arms entwine.
I'm so sorry for your loss here on the earth below-
But I'm proud to say "a good man" went away...
And you'll see him soon - it won't be long - just follow
The lights a good man left upon the way...

© by Joan Clifton Costner
Family links: 
  Mervin Keith Rowell (1921 - 2002)
  Mary Eleanor Hand Rowell (1925 - 2012)
  Cynthia Anne Rowell (1952 - 1953)*
  Michael Keith Rowell (1953 - 1999)
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Rockland County
New York, USA
Created by: R.W.Van Meter
Record added: Feb 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48663178
Michael Keith Rowell
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Michael Keith Rowell
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Michael Keith Rowell
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