Thomas Patrick Rowe, Sr. (Tom) passed from this life with his family at his side on Wednesday, August 17th – one day after his 66th birthday, and a fearless fight against cancer.

Tom was a relentless and fair competitor in his profession, sports and card games. He was also the first to win the race to meet our Savior – leaving behind 8 adoring siblings; Mary Lou, Kathy, Karen, Denis, Peggy, Patty, Jimmy, and Susan.

The Irish gentleman had a generous heart of gold, and was a lifelong friend.

He was predeceased by his parents Robert S. and Mary (Mooney) Rowe. He is survived by his adoring wife of 29 years, Lori (Vanatta) Rowe, son, Thomas Patrick Rowe, Jr. (T.J.) and daughter Annalisa Kathleen Rowe – who is expecting his first grandchild.

Tom has a spreadsheet somewhere tracking the ever-growing number of treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws that will carry on his contagious endearing spirit.

The visitation and funeral will be on Wednesday, Aug. 24th at OP Church – 13400 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213. Visitation begins at 10:30 am and the service will begin at noon – per his request… we will do our best to make it short. Tom will be laid to rest following the ceremony at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Please, instead of sending flowers, Tom invites you to donate to Barefoot Mission (, and Abnormal Society (P.O. Box 480361 KC, MO 64148 United States). Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC. Arr: Signature Funerals 816-214-5174.

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