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.¬†
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 family‚Äôs 19th century home.
The family will receive visitors¬† 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.¬†
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.¬†