LEWISTON – Jefferson F. Rowe, 55, a resident of 5 Josephine St., Lisbon Falls, died suddenly Friday morning at his friend’s home surrounded by family after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Lewiston, June 13, 1953, the son of Ivan and Grace (Heald) Rowe. While growing up, Jeff enjoyed baseball having developed his skills playing catch with his Uncle Urban.

He was a 1971 graduate of Buckfield High School, and then served his country in the U.S. Navy for four years. Following the service, he was employed at Bath Iron Works for for over 30 years.

Jeff loved the colors of fall and enjoyed walks in the woods debating politics. He also loved fishing both on the lake and ocean.

Survivors include one son, Joshua Rowe and wife, Kelly, of New Mexico; one granddaughter, Makayla Rowe; one sister, Ann Rowe of Auburn; and also surviving is a half brother, Robert Bonney and wife, Jo-Ann, of Auburn.

His family would like to extend special thanks to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care given to Jefferson during his illness.

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