services for David Rowland, age 60, of 1856 Ford Street, Ogdensburg will be
held Tuesday (March 3, 2009) at 10 a.m. at Grace Covenant Church with Rev.
Scott Daby officiating. Calling hours will be held on Monday (March 2, 2009)
from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Our beloved
David passed away from our sight peacefully at his home on Wednesday (February
25, 2009) surrounded by his loving family and animals.
survived by his devoted wife Nancy and together they shared a life filled with
love at their home in Ogdensburg, NY at 1856 Ford Street. He leaves his mother,
Helen (Weisbrod) Rowland of Chittenango, NY; His father-in-law, Milton Scott of
Massena, NY; His daughter Rachel Stanton and her husband Jeffrey and their
daughter Jessica Ravae Stanton of New Hope, NY; His step-son Matthew Baker with
his son Evan Baker of Ogdensburg, NY; His loyal dog “Dusty”, Feisty cat
“Squirt” and two adoring cockatiels “Cinnamon” and “Spirit”. He was predeceased by his father, Merton
Rowland in 1994; His mother-in-law, Alice Scott in 2008; His sisters, Donna
Jean Champlain in 1996 and Judith Anne Rowland in 1942 and his precious animal
friends “Doddie”, “Kealy” and “Winston”.
was born in Rochester, NY on December 9, 1948. He graduated in 1965 from
Southern Cayuga Central High School in Aurora, NY and went on to continue his
education at SUNY Canton. He spent the last 14 years working as a dedicated
member of the maintenance crew at Wal-Mart in Ogdensburg where he became known
as “Captain Dave”. A nickname he earned in attribute to his charismatic and
enjoyed more than anything spending time with family and friends and finding
fun with his animals. He had a passion for music and playing his numerous
guitars which he masterfully refurbished with pride. He adored his motorcycle,
loved nature and the great outdoors. His other interests were photography,
landscaping and any piece of electronics he could get his hands on. He was also
an avid NASCAR and NFL fan.
donations may be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of St.