Joseph Robert Rowe, 70, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away suddenly on May 25, 2012.
He was the son of Sadie (Santa Maria LoPresto) Rowe, Joseph Chimera and Jack Scott Rowe.
Joe graduated from Jamestown High School in 1959, where he was a member of the Braw Caddie Clan. He played the drums professionally from the age of 16, and befriended jazz musicians such as Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.
Joseph Robert Rowe
After graduating from Tri-State University in Indiana, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was an enthusiastic member of sales teams at Herbert Shoes, Carnahan's, McFadden Ford, and Lake County Dodge.
He and his family were grateful for the support that they received from this community when he recovered from a near fatal illness in 1998.
He is survived by his son, Joel Robert-Scott Rowe of Manhattan, N.Y.; his former wife, Karen (Brown) Rowe; several cousins; and many loving friends.
A memorial service for Joe will be held at the 511 East Second St., AA Club, where Joe was supported in his sobriety for 42 years and supported many others in theirs, at 4 p.m. on June 9, 2012.
All are welcome and any donations will fund an Alateen or AA scholarship.