Honeoye: Peacefully on September 26, 2017 at age 87 years. Predeceased by his wife Alice Ann (Bennett) Rowley in 2011 and his sister Edna (Rowley) Ingerick. Survived by his son Richard (Karen) Rowley of Livonia and his daughter Debra C. Green of Canadice; grandchildren, Kevin (Sarah) Rowley, Gina (Christian) Roth, and Mellisa (Thomas) Grisel; great-granddaughter Nora Rowley. Also survived by beloved friend Barbara Reed, his sister Jane Cratsley, brother-in-laws Roger Bennett and Joe Ingerick, many nieces & nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Gil was born on September 19, 1930 in Hemlock, NY to parents Gilbert & Annabelle Rowley. He graduated from Hemlock High School with honors and then went to Honeoye Central School for post graduate work. After school he entered the US Army and served during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. While in the service Gil married Alice Ann (Bennett) Rowley and they were married for almost 60 years. Gil was a heavy equipment mechanic with the Operating Engineers Union in Rochester, NY. He always enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, and camper. He was a member and officer with the New York State Coachman Camping Club. Gil was a member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion, the Honeoye Masonic Lodge, and the Happy Campers. He loved to travel and talk about his adventures. He loved to drive.
Friends may call on Friday, September 29th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY. Gil’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 30th, at 1:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia, 3837 Center Street, Livonia Center, NY 14488. Burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, NY with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Noyes Kidney Disease & Dialysis Center, 4616 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454 or the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia at the address above. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: