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Anthony J Rowek


Anthony Joseph Rowek, 27 of Naples, Florida, and formerly of Wayne, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Anthony graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 2008 and was a senior at Hodges University in Naples working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Medical sciences. Anthony hoped to become a Physician’s Assistant in Endocrinology, his passion. He was the principle source of medical knowledge for his entire family and friends. He was dedicated to caring for others and found happiness in this process. Everyone contacted Anthony after doctor’s visits to confirm their diagnosis and treatment plan.

Anthony loved as his lived; deeply, intensely, and with loyalty to those he chose to commit to. Always ready with a goofy smile and sarcasm, it was as if his life’s purpose was to make others feel good from the inside out. Anthony carried the ability to see the needs of others and lend a hand. He had a strong sense of fairness and honor, loyalty, and family values. Anthony was a warm, loving, friendly person who would make everyone he spoke to feel like they’d known him forever. His spirit will live on in each of us who were blessed to have known him. He will be sadly missed by friends and family.

He is survived by his parents; Anthony and Michele Rowek of Wayne, his brother; Nicholas, by his fiancé; Suzette Henderson of Naples, FL, his grandmother; Gloria Bsales of Wayne, and many aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. He was predeceased by his grandparents; Louis and Eva Rowek and Michael Bsales.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from the funeral home, then to Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, Wayne, where at 10:30 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered.

Donations in Anthony’s memory would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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R.I.P. now you are with the angels now you will be missed love you.aunt Donna

donna koziel


Deepest sympathies



So sorry for your loss.

John M. Gorny


Tony, Michelle & Nicholas, We are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathies and prayers. Scott & Christine (Carol's sister) Van Reeth

Christine Van Reeth


Nick and I am so so sorry for the loss of your son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend...May God be with you all at this time. We will keep all of you in our prayers and know that Anthony is now with Our Lord resting in peace..Always, Nick and Camille Baldo

Camille Baldo


Dr. Rowek, I am so, so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. Xo

Alyssa Artuso


Hi Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers to help you find some comfort in your time of sorrow and sadness.

Juanita Adelung


Deepest sympathy and prayers from neighbors of long ago Buffalo Avenue 1960 Many wonderful memories

Patricia R. Taranto


Tony So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Randy Hoffmann


Our prayers go out to Suzette & the family. In such a sad and sorrowful time.

Reverend Gregory Kits


Our prayers go out to Suzette & the family. In such a sad and sorrowful time.

Reverend Gregg Kits, DD


Tony, Michelle and family, Our hearts go out to you at this somber time. We will keep you close in our prayers. We love you.

Cousins John & Gloria Jeffords


Tony, Michelle and family, Our sympathies are with you as you deal with your loss. May God help you through this arduous time. Our prayers are with you.

Cousins Mary Jane Facas and family


Dr. Rowek, I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Susana Rodriguez


Tony and Michele. We are so shocked to hear that Anthony has died. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte and Jim


Tony and Michele, Please know that Joe and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son, Anthony. We will be praying for you and your family in hopes that prayers will help get you through this terrible loss.

Linda Adamo and Joe Barrow


Tony & Michele, I was very saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your son, Anthony. I cannot imagine the depth of your pain! I join you in prayer for the repose of his soul that it may rest in a place where there is no pain, no grieve, and no sighing, but only the presence of his loving and merciful Heavenly Father. I will remember you and all your family in prayer that the Lord may uphold you during this difficult time granting you peace, strength and comfort as you carry this burden. May his memory be eternal.

Fr Basil Samra


Mr and Mrs Rowek I got to meet and work with your son Anthony in Naples while he scribed for us at NCH hospital. I enjoyed his company and when we worked we shared experiences of living in NJ and places we both grew up near. He was an outstanding gentleman, kind, and hardworking. He talked of his future plans with Suzette, How much he loved his mom and how he was helping her undergo treatments. He gave you the special task of being in charge of the wedding and knew this was making all of you happy. I just want you to know he was a wonderful young man who you raised so well. We will sadly miss him, his smile and his stories(especially about the birds!) I pray for you and your family during these hard times and send condolences from all of us here - his hospital family at NCH in Florida Dr. Petrija Jen

Petrija Jen


It is so incredibly saddening to hear about your passing, Anthony. You were such a great friend and I am a better person for having known you. I will miss talking to you. Thank you for sharing your passion with me. I won't ever forget any of it and I will always keep you in my heary.



Our deepest sympathies to the Rowek family and friends and relatives.

Michael Stella


Tony and Michelle, I am so very sorry for your loss of Anthony. I remember our talks about how proud you were of his holistic medicine studies and how he would help out the family with their ills. I hope that time allows you to heal and remember all the good times you shared.

Pat DeCandia


Tony, Michelle,and Family: I was very sad to hear of the loss of your beloved son, Anthony. Words cannot express of the pain you must be going through, but one thing I can assure you is that you will see him again in Heaven. May the God of all comfort guard your heart and mind during this difficult time. My sincere Condolences. Keeping you all in prayer, Bernie Saoud

Bernie Saoud


My sincere sympathies, gone far too soon. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Christine

Hodges University


Dear Nick & family, Mere words cannot express the shock and sympathy I have for you on this tragic loss. May you cherish your memories of Anthony and may they be a blessing to you always. Sincerely, Neil Craft

Neil Craft


Our sincerest sympathy to you both and your entire family

Marietta and Steve Steransak


Michele and Tony, I am lifting you all up in prayer with this tragic loss of your beautiful boy. May the good Lord welcome him home and give peace and comfort to you all.

Linda (Bsales) Evans


We are so sorry to hear this awful news. We are sending prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Anne & Don Heffern and family


Dear Tony, Michele & Nicholas--We are all so very sorry to hear about Anthony. Our hearts go out to you; please know that you are always in our prayers. Bill, Mary Ann, Chrissie & Erin Cluney

The Cluney Family


I am so truly sorry for your loss.

Matt Vandervelden


We were so sad to hear about Anthony. Please know that we are thinking of and praying for you and the entire family. Kathy and Steve

Kathy Webber


Tony and family We are very shocked and saddened to learn of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Pat & Marguerite Sung


I went to HS with Anthony, and my father was able to drop by and give his respects tonight. My thoughts are with his family and fiance in this hard time. What my father saw was a PACKED room and this comes as no surprise. Anthony was a true example of being kind to everyone. This news hurts my heart. Please know, that although we were not close, only good thought pop up of him in my head! He exemplified what we all can strive for in life.



Anthony, You were a good man. You were kind to everyone, took an interest in all people, and had passion that many never experience. I will always remember you fondly. Rest in sweet peace.



Our thoughts and prayers to your family Tony.

Donald Leif Family


Nick, I was very sad to hear about the untimely passing away of your brother Anthony. I pray for God to give strength to your family in this difficult period.

Sri Ganesh Buddhavarapu


Sorry for your loss. We keep him in our prays

Tom and Diane O'Connor


So sorry Suzette and Rowek family.. I had no words to say how I felt about Anthony's death when I heard from Aaron and Edicson. I was shocked. Didn't expect it. Just thinking of his smiling face and his sense of humor and also his potential of doing so well in his education and future. Tears came and I'm still in disbelief. Please stay strong and to his family I wish my deepest condolence HE was a wonderful young man with beautiful smile and heart. We will miss him immensely. RIP Anthony

Ronald & Edurne Hoppenstedt


Dear Tony Michelle and Nick, I was so deeply saddened to read about your beloved sons passing. May he rest in eternal peace in the loving arms of god and may you find peace remembering your dear son????

Dorothy and Les Daniel


Tony and Michelle. We are so very, very sorry to hear about Anthony. I remember him as this sweet, lovable little boy who my mom adored and spoiled. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both and Nicholas at this time.

Angie and John Mchugh

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