Horace Rowe of Fallbrook passed away Jan. 17 after a brief illness. Rowe, as he was known to one and all, was 90 years old. Born in South Carolina, he joined the Navy as a young man, retiring as a Chief Boatswain Mate.
He met his future wife, Ethel Gewlas, while stationed at the Boston Navy Yard. They married, and were shortly relocated to the San Diego area where they remained, raising two children.
He is survived by his wife and children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Interment will be Monday, Feb. 11 at Rosecrans National Cemetery followed by a life celebration for family members. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Wounded Warriors Fund.