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PALMYRA – Wilbur Rowe, 65, died April 8, 2006 at his residence. He was born October 21, 1940 at Palmyra a son of Kenneth and Ivis (Wilder) Rowe. Wilbur owned and operated Rowe’s Auto Sales and Salvage in Palmyra for many years. He enjoyed his work, especially auto auctions. He loved racing and his many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol Ann (O’Brien) Rowe of Palmyra; 6 sons, Robert of Newport; David and wife Patricia of Plymouth, Dennis and wife Christine, Stephen, Sr. and wife Martha, Ronald and wife Lorna, Randel and wife Alicia, all of Palmyra; 2 daughters, Roxanne and husband Wayne Brooks of Palmyra, Dawn and husband Glenn Lewis of Hartland; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Rowe, Clayton Lewis, Shaun Rowe, Stephen Rowe, Jr. Nicholas Rowe, Brandon Rowe, Adam Rowe, Amber Rowe, Tyler Rowe, and Kylie Rowe; 1 great grandson, Xavier Rowe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Ronald, and a sister Dawn Whitney.

A private graveside committal service will be held at Palmyra Village Cemetery in several weeks. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. To sign an on-line guestbook, go to

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