Obituary of Lawrence W. Rowles
Lawrence W. "Larry" Rowles, age 69, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away surrounded by family on November 6, 2022. Born to Fred and Regina Rowles, Larry has resided in Chadds Ford for the past 6 years, previously a longtime resident of Folsom and Prospect Park, PA. He graduated from Ridley High School, Class of 1972, where he found his love of wresting. After high school, Larry wrestled for Thaddeus Stevens Trade School. Larry was the founder and head coach of the Ridley Roughriders Youth Wrestling Program and coached the team for 20 years. Larry also enjoyed spending summers at the Jersey shore with is his wife and family. He was an avid golfer, Philly sports and Penn State wrestling fan. Larry also became a member of the Ridley Old Timers Hall of Fame Association. Larry is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathryn M. Rowles (nee Beatty), sons; Mark (Sandie) and Kevin (Jenny) Rowles, brothers; Fred (Sue) and Jack Rowles, brother-in-Law, Marty (Kathy) Beatty, two sisters-in-law; Karen Ianna and Pat O'Meara, and grandchildren; Sabrina, Miranda, Damon, Daphne, Emma, and Isabelle Rowles and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, from 9:00-10:15AM at St. Cornelius Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30AM. Interment will remain private. Donations in Larry's memory may be made to the ALS Association (https://donate.als.org/). Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com.