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Welcome to the memorial page for

Gerald K. Rowe

October 5, 1952 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 64)

Gerald Karl Rowe, affectionately known as "Twin" was the son

of the late James and Minnie Rowe. He was born October 5, 1952 in

Baltimore, Maryland and departed this life on July 7, 2017.

He received his education in Baltimore City Public Schools and graduated

from Baltimore City College in 1972. Gerald furthered his education with

his studies at Bay College from 1972-1974. He worked for the Baltimore

City Patapsco Waste Water Treatment Facility for over 25 years. He enjoyed

his work with the city and loved spending time with his family.

At the age of 19, he married Deborah Barron and from that union, one

daughter Jerrae (Shantay) was born. As a young father, he was very nurturing

and caring and he loved his "baby girl." He was known for saying, "she

looks just like her daddy". He enjoyed sitting in the park watching people

exercise. Gerald always had a thin build, but he loved to eat. His favorites

were mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and steak. He also loved to eat

at Subway, Denny's, Joe Joes and the IHOP. Gerald loved to play cards.

Spades and pinochle were his favorite. He loved to travel, play the lottery

and he loved a good party. He enjoyed watching the Orioles, Ravens and

the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In August 2003, Gerald married Mary "Diane" Jackson. Together they

traveled to Las Vegas, Hawaii, Connecticut and several other places. No

matter where they were it was common for Gerald to ask her to make

him a plate. Until this day, they were still happily married.

Gerald was a loving husband, father, stepfather, brother, uncle, grandfather

and friend. He will be sincerely missed by everyone who knew him.

He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Jerrae (Shantay Hurt)

(Randy Hurt); three step daughters, Wanda Deshields (Terrance DeShields,)

LaTressa Donaldson (who preceded him in death), Stacey Jackson Stewart

(Nate Stewart), seven grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Jeff, Tamika, Tyree,

Shaniqua, and Tenise; four sisters, Eleanor Lee, Shirley Campbell (who

preceded him in death), Barbara Rowe and Kelly Marshall of Las Vegas,

(Todd); two brothers, James Rowe (who preceded him in death), Phillip

Rowe "Twin brother" (Stephanie Rowe); one uncle, Ernest Winston and a

host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
July 17, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

Wake
Tuesday
July 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 18, 2017

10:30 AM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

Interment
Tuesday
July 18, 2017

1:00 PM
Arbutus Memorial Park
1101 Sulphur Spring Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21227


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