We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home
Delwyn (Del) P. Rowe died at home on September 6, 2022 after several years of failing health. Del was born in York, Maine on Dec. 17, 1925.
He graduated York High School with the class of 1943 and promptly enlisted in the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II and again during the Korean Conflict. After World War II, Del came home to York and began working for Young Oil Company delivering oil, he often said that was his favorite job. After the Korean Conflict, he went to work on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as an apprentice, staying at the Shipyard until January 1981, retiring with 35 years of service.
After retirement Del enjoyed travel, golf and volunteering with his wife Betty. Del and Betty travelled across the country many times and made many trips to Texas to visit their granddaughters and of course to play golf. Summers were always spent playing golf at the York Golf and Tennis Club and in his vegetable garden.
Del was a volunteer for the York Ambulance early in his retirement. After Betty retired they both volunteered with the Telephone Pioneers supporting various charities and Meals on Wheels in York. Del was a member of St. Aspinquid Masonic Lodge and the American Legion in York.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty (Trafton) Rowe, daughter Noreen Pike and her husband Burwell of York, John Rowe of Milton, MA., David Rowe of Boston, MA. and Peter Rowe of York and two beloved granddaughters Kathleen Pike of San Antonio, TX and Elizabeth Pike of Northfield, NH. Del was predeceased by his mother Thelma Rollins, his siblings Phyllis (Rowe) Foster, Harold (Peter) Rowe and Stanley Rollins.
The family would also like to remember special friends of Del’s; Erika Swenson of Kittery, ME, and Dave and Debby Block of York ME.
A special thank you to Dr. David Lauter for all of his Tuesday visits and Merrimack Valley Hospice of York Hospital for all of their care during the past two years. These people allowed us to honor Del’s wish of spending his life at home surrounded by family.
A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, September 10th in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine with a period of visitation from 11am to 12pm prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a contribution to the charity of your choice.