Virgil Everett Rowe, 71 of Ravenna passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Robinson Memorial Hospital. He was born December 11, 1941 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Everett Rowe and Winifred Rowe-Green. He was a machinist for over 40 years when he retired. Virgil was a avid basketball player up in to his 60's and was a lifelong fan of Ohio State Buckeyes. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Brenda G. (Blair) Rowe whom he married in 1982, his daughter, Pamela Jo Woods of CO, son Raymond Rowe of Ravenna, grandsons, Eli McGreagor & Braden Moreno, his extended family, Kim, Mike, Bradley, Brian Sweet, and his many friends. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Alyce Kay Artup, and a brother, Ace Rowe. A Celebration of life will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Streetsboro Chapel where family and friends may call from 1:00 PM till the time of service. Rev. James Walden Jr. will be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Virgil Rowe's name to the Streetsboro Athletic Boosters, RRAC, 841 Hunter Ridge Drive, Streetsboro, Ohio 44241 Condolences and memories may be shared at http://www.sscfuneralhomes.com/.
(Shorts-Spicer-Crislip 330-296-6858, 10-26-13)
The world has lost a bright and shining light.
Virgil and Brenda, we have only known you since we moved here a little over a year ago. You were our first friends here after we arrived and remain our most cherished friends today.
I can only imagine the pain you are going through Brenda. Leave your heart to God; He will ease the hurt and comfort your soul. We are here for you any time you need us. God Bless you and your family. We love you. ~~ Your Neighbors, Woody & Susan Hinkle
"For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?"
"Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance." ~ Gibran
The class of '61 - Hiram High will miss Virgil at our reunions, the all-school and the class get- togethers at Bob Evans in Streetsboro. We had many good times together. Virg had a great personality and loved everyone.
Virgil was probably one of the best basketball players ever on the Huskies Team. I'm sure he is in the Royal Court now.
Brenda and family know that we are here for you. He fought the good fight.