1940 – 2013

AUBURN — Glendon “Brian” Rowe, 73, of Farmington, died early Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1940, in Madison, a son of Glendon Clifton and Ruth (Corson) Rowe. He attended Farmington schools and went on to attend University of Maine at Farmington, earning a master’s degree in education.

On June 24, 1961, he married Sally Boucher at St. Joseph’s Church in Farmington.

Brian taught junior high science, math and history for 30 years in the Mt. Blue school system and eight years in the Jay school system in his early career. He retired in the early 1990s, but stayed busy in various endeavors, including snowplowing, running a small backhoe/excavating business and being employed as a repairman at Jack’s Logging Supplies in Farmington.

He was very involved in the Incredible Seniors Bowling League and was a charter member of the Friendship Squares square-dancing group. He also enjoyed round dancing, camping and hunting as a young man, as well as working in his woodlot in Strong.

Brian was very gifted mechanically and enjoyed carpentry and metalwork, including welding. He never knew what he couldn’t fix until he tried.

Brian is survived by his wife, Sally Rowe, of Farmington; his children, Gerald Brian Rowe and his wife, Kim, of Jackson, Mich., Kenneth A. Rowe and his wife, Tanya, of Farmington, and Pamela L. Wyman and her husband, Jamie, of Caribou; six grandchildren, Jonathan Ryhkus, Katie Bell, Brian Ryhkus, Derek Rowe, Moria (Rowe) Pratt and Benjamin Wyman; two great-granddaughters, Braxton Bradley Pratt and Katelynn Bell; and a sister, Valerie White of Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with his family and friends on his tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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