Edgar A. Rowe, 81, insurance agent, veteran

November 11, 2003

Edgar A. Rowe, a retired insurance agent and World War II veteran, died of cancer Nov. 4 at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 81.

Born in Baltimore and raised on North Broadway, he attended city public schools.

From 1943 to 1945, he was a medical technician in the Army. He took part in the D-Day landing at Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944.

After the war, he was a Sun Life Insurance Co. sales agent for 35 years.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy Dernetz, a retired Army secretary at Fort Meade; three sons, Michael Rowe of Glen Burnie, Gary Rowe of Severna Park and David Rowe of Frederick; a daughter, Mary Rowe Echevarria of Edison, N.J.; and two granddaughters.

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