ROWLAND, Rick, 60, of Wintersville, Ohio died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Valley Hospice North. He was born June 7, 1952, in Steubenville, Ohio.
Rick was a 1970 graduate of Wintersville High School and 1974 graduate of Fairmont State University. In 1978 he joined his father in the operation of Rowland Nationwide Insurance Agency and later merged with Daily Agency from which he retired in 2001. Rick was a member of Unionport U.M. Church, Life Underwriters and Dapper Dan. An avid golfer with a five handicap, he had held membership at both Steubenville and Cadiz Country Clubs.
Rick is survived by his parents Eugene E. "Skip" and M. Jeanette "Nep" Wood Rowland of Bloomingdale; brother Ron (Pat) Rowland; sister Lynn (Charlie) Hlusko; nephews Ryan and Adam Rowland and niece Katelyn Hlusko all of Fairmont, WV.
Preceding Rick in death were his brother Randy and grandparents Ralph and Estelle Wood and Archie and Emma Rowland.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home in Wintersville on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of a Celebration of Life Service at noon with Pastor Chuck Mehl and Rev. Bill Hibbs co-officiating. Private burial.
In lieu of flowers, the Rowland Family strongly suggests memorials be directed to Valley Hospice, Inc., 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943. www.valleyhospice.org
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com