William Charles Rowe of Baiting Hollow, age 74, passed away on July 29, 2016 in Stony Brook.
He was the cherished husband of Carol for 52 years; proud father to Ron, Bryan, Allison, Keri, Colby and Jonathan; and adored grandpa of 17.Â
William was a hardworking, self-employed business owner of Riverhead Taxi and Baiting Hollow Bed and Breakfast. A model train enthusiast, he also took joy in yard sales, family Christmas gatherings, feeding the birds every morning, and restoring the familyâs 19th century home.
The family will receive visitorsÂ Monday, Aug. 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A prayer service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.Â
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the North Fork Animal Welfare League or the Quogue Wildlife Refuge in honor of his love of nature.
This is a paid notice.Â