John J. “Jack” Rowland, 68, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — John J. “Jack” Rowland, 68, of Watertown and formerly of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Samaritan Keep Home.

Graveside services in Calvary Cemetery will be at his family’s convenience. There are no calling hours or funeral services.

Arrangement are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Jack was Sept. 2, 1950, in Watertown, a son of the late Donald E. and Alice (Kaine) Rowland, Sr., he was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School.

In the 1980s he operated the Turf Club, the family business, on W. Main Strreet, Watertown.

He moved to Phoenix, AZ where he was a Union Painter for six years, then was their Union Organizer until his retirement in 2008. Jack was a proud 25 year member of A. A., Phoenix Chapter and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his five siblings, Donald E. Rowland, Jr. and wife Gretchen, Watertown, Karen L. Rowland, St. Louis, MO, Dorothy A. Hovey and husband Michael, Sandy Creek, Gary M. Rowland, Chaumont, and Michael P. Rowland and wife Kim, Grimesland, NC, two aunts, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to either Alzheimer’s Assoc. of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204 or Samaritan Keep Home 8th Floor, 133 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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