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Henry Theodore “Ted” Rowe, Jr.

October 8, 1932 - September 8, 2020

Henry Theodore “Ted” Rowe, Jr., age 87, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Born in Ridgewood, NJ on October 8, 1932, he was the son of the late Henry Theodore and Florence (Bivins) Rowe, Sr. Ted attended Cornell University, St. Lawrence and Columbia University for his post graduate diploma. Following graduation, he started his 30-year career with IBM Corp., where he retired as their Senior Business Programs Administrator. In 2004, he and his wife moved to Delaware to continue enjoying their retirement years. Ted enjoyed being a docent for the Historic Houses of Odessa.

In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by, his sons, Lyttleton Rowe and Henry T. Rowe III. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Phyllis (Prevosto) Rowe; daughters, Eliza Rowe and Virginia Rowe; and grandchildren, Taylor Jones Hamilton and Andrew Jones.

All services will be held privately.

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4 Guestbook messages for Henry Theodore “Ted” Rowe, Jr.

  • What a scholarly gentleman he was! We, the guides at Historic Odessa Foundation, will surely miss him.

  • Ted will continue to be missed by those who knew and loved him at the Historic Odessa Foundation. He was a wonderful docent, who enjoyed sharing the knowledge he had learned about Odessa and the families that lived and worked here in the 18th Century. Ted was a very special person, interested in others and always willing to help out the new docents and share his knowledge with them. He was a truly committed volunteer for many years until he retired. He has been truly missed. Our love and prayers go out to Phyllis and the family for their loss.

  • Ted was one of us who were the first docents for the Historic Houses of Odessa when
    they reopened as the Historic Odessa Foundation in 2005. He was one of the best docents since he loved to impart his vast knowledge of our organization to our guests. We will miss him.

  • Ted was truly a docent’s docent! His ability to tell Odessa’s story set a high standard for other docents to follow. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.