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Robert Rowlands


Harding Funeral Home, Inc.

25-27 N. Second St., Slatington PA 18080-1432

Robert E. Rowlands, 81 of Slatington, passed away on, May 25, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving


Born in Slatington, he was the son of the late Ella M. (Evans) & William Rowlands Sr. He was the husband of

Margaret Rowlands, they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past February.

Robert worked for Sears in Allentown as a visual display manager for 41 years before retiring in 1989.

He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War.

He was a member of United Presbyterian Church, Slatington. He was also a member of Moose Lodge #1377, Allen

O. Delke American Legion in Slatington where he was past commander, Chaplain for 21 years, on the Memorial Day

Committee and the instructional representative between the Legion and the Boy Scouts.

Survivors: Wife, son, Scott R. & his wife michele Rowlands of Emmaus, daughters, Barbara A. & husband Stacy L.

Smith of Schnecksville and Sharon L. & husband Edward E. Hartman of Slatington, grandchildren, Eric, Megan,

Shawn, Garrett & Haley, brother, Charles E. & wife Elaine Rowlands of Slatington, sister, Kathleen Kreitz of

Bethlehem, nieces & nephews..

Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, May 28, 2010 at Harding Funeral Home. Inc., 25-27 N. Second Street Slatington.

Calling 9:00-11:00am at the funeral home.

Contributions: Boy Scout Troop #66, C/O 8 S. Second St., Slatington, PA 18080 or Allen O. Delke American Legion

Flag Fund, 510 Main St., Slatington, PA 18080

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To the family and friends of Robert I send my sympathy. I would like to share something that has been very positive in helping me at times of loss.It is the promise that Jesus made to his followers about the resurrection. In the Gospel of John, chapter 5, verses 28 and 29 Jesus said: Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...This promise is in harmony with the prayer Jesus taught his followers to pray, The Our Father or Lord's Prayer, part of which petitions Our Father to let thy will be done, as in heaven, also upon earth...Imagine how wonderful it will be when that prayer is answered! When God's will is done on earth as it is already being done in heaven, you will all be able to see Robert again, but happy and healthy! We know that this will take place because of another promise made to John when he wrote the last book of the Bible. In Revelation or Apocalypse, chapter 21 verse 4 this promise is made: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away.What blessed conditions that will bring! No more pain or death. I hope that you continue to be comforted by the promises of God's Word. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, David Parke

David Parke, Jr. May 31 2010 12:00 AM