David Lawrence Rowley
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth:  May 12th, 1959
  • Place of birth:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Date of passing:  July 7th, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Roseville, California, United States
There was no kinder soul or a more generous, loving heart.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, David Rowley, 57, born on May 12th, 1959 and passed away on July 7th, 2016. 

Dave will be remembered most for his brilliant smile, kind-hearted spirit, faith in the Lord and devoted love for his family.

Please share a memory in the tribute below. We would love to hear how you know Dave and how he will be remembered by you.

With love and gratitude,
The Rowley Family

Candle lit by  Jim Nystrom  on July 13th, 2016

The Man with the iconic Tom Selleck mustache! A sincere kind man who always held love of family first! While enjoying work, life's priority was always family, and rightfully so! While we worked together decades previously at Varian Associates in Palo Alto, our paths crossed again while working in Sacramento! As we would carpool together shared many fond memories of work and people we remembered

Candle lit by  Jim Nystrom  on July 13th, 2016

...Even came to realize we lived in very close proximity for a time in Mountain View! Life can be short and we all should aspire to the priorities Dave held so high! His spirit will live on through my fond memories of times we shared! God Bless The Rowley Family and I am very sorry for your loss. Please know he was extremely proud of you!

Candle lit by  Jim Farley  on July 14th, 2016

Dave has been a tremendous blessing to mee and my family.  He would drive me back and forth from my Mom's home to my work site when I had short work trips to Sac and he'd always take great interest in my family.  He lived a life empowered by the Spirit of God inside him, selfless, humble, full of integrity, thoughtful and uncompromising in his faith.  He loved/lead his family very well.

Candle lit by  Janet Blue  on July 14th, 2016

What a beautiful tribute to David. Thank you, Nancy. I loved seeing all the photos. It saddens me that David was not able to beat this cancer. Everyone in the family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and condolences, Cousin Janet

Candle lit by  Michael McCarney  on July 16th, 2016

David Rowley was not only my brother-in-law, but that relationship developed into a strong friendship over the 20+ years I have known him. It seems such an odd thing that he be gone now, and I find myself wanting to talk to him more than ever. It is such an odd thing that he had to go - I miss him very much.

Candle lit by  Heinz Reichling  on July 19th, 2016

Klaus has send me the message. I am absolutely shocked and shattered. I would like to express my deep felt compassion for his wife and his children. Best wishes Heinz

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This memorial is administered by:

Nancy Grochowski

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