OBITUARY

Larry Edward Rowley

March 4, 1949March 31, 2021
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Larry Edward Rowley, of Chicago, passed away on March 31, 2021. Loving husband of Anna Rowley, nee Pietrafesa; Beloved father of Lisa (James) Trabadela and Amy (Matthew) Edquist; Cherished grandfather (“Bampa and Papa”) of Mia, Charlie, and Camden; Dear brother of Michael (Marcia) Rowley and Judith (Tony) Hyatt; Fond uncle of Jason (Gretchen) Hyatt, Melissa (Eric) Jackson, Douglas Rowley, Laura (Brandon) Klonowski, and Matthew (Lesley) Hyatt. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Veronica Rowley. Larry spent his working life serving others and the city of Chicago for over 35 years in the 9th district as a Chicago Police Officer. After retirement, he continued in a different line of service, while working for over 20 years at Lettuce Entertain You, specifically at Scoozi. Larry was loved by and will be missed by many. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM on Tuesday, April 6, at Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 S Pulaski, Chicago. Funeral to begin at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, April 7, at the Funeral Home, proceeding to St. John Fisher Church, 10235 S Fairfield, Chicago, for a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Private. Please note, Mass at St. John Fisher is limited to 200 guests and are required to sign up while at the Funeral Home for the visitation. If you are not attending the visitation, please call 773-783-7700 to sign up. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests on a rotating basis at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced no outside food or drinks allowed and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memories

Larry Edward Rowley

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Johnny Owens

April 5, 2021

Larry , THANKS for being so nice when I was the "new kid" in the 9th district

Michael Rowley

April 4, 2021

Larry and I were very close when we were young as we stayed in the same room at our parents home on Washtenaw Ave. I was always working on cars (mostly cause they were broken) and Larry was involved with the Police Department when he was 17 as a Cadet. I left when I was 19 to join the Navy and for the next 51 years stayed in Aerospace, Larry spent the next 35 years on the Chicago Police Department. Larry was born to a life of service: to my parents to Anna, Lisa and Amy, to his Grandchildren, to his City, to his extended family. There are a lot of memories flooding into my head right now. I remember Larry and I helping my Dad with my Mom’s wheel chair. There was never a building too tall for my Dad, Larry or myself to help move my Mother. Larry was always there for my parents whenever they needed anything. I cannot I believe he is gone but reconcile this with the fact he is at peace and with my parents and Grandparents and all our relatives and friends. I will miss him dearly.

Jack Halpin

April 2, 2021

Anna and family, Larry and I worked together for 10 years and he would always talk about how proud he was of his family.
He was one of the most competent people I have ever met and he was well respected by all.
I am happy to have been one of his many friends.
Sincerely, Jack Halpin

Bob Johnson

April 2, 2021

I came to the ninth district in 1995 as a brand new Lieutenant. The day after I arrived both the captain and the other lieutenant went on furlough. That left me as a clueless watch commander for the next two weeks. It would have been a total disaster without Larry’s guidance. He was generous and helpful and thoroughly professional and I am forever grateful. All of that in addition to being just a really nice man and a pleasure to work with. My heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP.

Arlen Pietrowski

April 1, 2021

I worked with Larry during my 10 years in 009. He accepted everyone with open arms and never saw him without a smile. He taught me everything about the desk and you could always get advice from him about anything. May he RIP. My Deepest Condolences to his family. I was blessed to know him.

~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain

April 1, 2021

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Larry will be remembered at the next Police Mass.

In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]

Maureen Ziegenhorn

April 1, 2021

Larry was one of the kindest people and will be missed by so many. I am so sorry for your loss.

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