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William "Bill" Rowley, Jr.

January 8, 1953 — June 11, 2021

Sinking Spring

William “Bill” Anthony Rowley, Jr., 68, of Sinking Spring passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late William A. Rowley, Sr. and Irene (Hyneman) Rowley.  Bill was the husband of Joan M. (Reagan) Rowley and together they shared 40 years of marriage.  He enjoyed slot car racing, spending time with his grandkids, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.  Bill was a simple man and will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to his wife, Joan, Bill is survived by his children, William A. Rowley III, husband of Christina of Sinking Spring, Caitlin Rowley, companion of Barry Shue of New Port Richey, FL, and Kayla Langumas, of Sinking Spring.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Bella, Jake, Jasper, Jaxton, Jaylee, and Cash arriving in September.  Bill is preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Rowley.

All services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, 444 N. 9th Street, Reading is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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