OBITUARY

Sylvester Earl Rowe III

June 19, 1957January 20, 2021
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Sylvester Earl Rowe III, age 63, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Sylvester was born June 19, 1957 in Indianapolis to Sylvester E. Rowe II and Jean Majors Jackson. Sylvester graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering technology. He was a member of the New Directions Church, Purdue Black Engineers Association, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Amputees' Association. He worked for Indiana Bell as a lead data technician from 1984 -1987 and Sprint as the regional assistant engineer retiring in 2002. After retirement he worked as a supervisor in various places. While working for Indiana Bell (Eli Lilly) he met his now ex-wife Sharon, uniting in marriage in 1989 to have three children, along with her three children. Sylvester leaves his legacy to his children Briana (Chris) Rowe, Savannah Rowe and Sylvester Rowe IV, his cherished grandchildren Eric Scott, Jr., Elijah Scott and Exavier (Best Friend) Scott, his beloved brother Terrence (Neesha) Jackson and sister Vanessa (Robert, Jr.) Epps. Celebration of Sylvester's Life will be Saturday, February 6 at 12 pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary with visitation an hour before the service. Due to Covid-19 social distance, facemask and a limit to 50 people in the building will be observed.

Sylvester wrote this on his Facebook page on September 23, 2019:

Thinking back 27 years ago, I was truly blessed to have a 1.5 year old daughter and brand new twins! This picture has been the memory behind the driving force of our life and journey together! It is truly my honor to be your Father, trusted by God to raise you three. I thank God for the time and memories that he has allowed us to share! With all my love. Dad

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com for the Rowe III family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

Memories

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Brendan Nolan

February 4, 2021

Mr. Rowe not only was he one of my best friends father, but he was my friend as well. Such a great man with a big heart whom always made me feel welcome. I remember my 21st birthday Sly myself and some others met Briana and her friends downtown because Briana and I share the same birthday. We all ended up back at their dad's place and of course the 2 birthday people were not feeling all to well and Mr. Rowe was trying to take care of us. Another time Sly and I would also pick Mr. Rowe up from his rehabilitation center we would pick him up get him out of there go grab a bite to eat and hang out. I will truly miss Mr. Rowe and his big smile I always looked at him like a father figure. Rest in Heaven my friend.
-Biggi

Michael Marley

February 3, 2021

Looking back, I can't think of a Time Mr. Rowe didn't treat me with kindness and respect. I always felt welcomed in his home when I came over to visit his son; Sly Rowe. On top of that, when we did have conversations he always had a cool story or two to tell and always had something knowledgeable to share. He will be missed.

Jacob Cline

February 3, 2021

I give my deepest condolences to the family and everyone affected by this tragic loss! Much Love and prayers 🙏

Poncho Wright

February 3, 2021

Always Remember Sly From WAAAY BACK RIP MY FRIEND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY

Bryce Thompson

February 2, 2021

Mr. Rowe always made me feel comfortable and supported whenever I came to him with trivial high school drama. He was always a helping hand and for sure someone I could trust.

Sherri Thompson-Patterson

January 31, 2021

I remember Sylvester in grade school. He was a good guy. I never knew he attended Purdue as well.
Condolences to the family and friends.
God bless!

Larry Duncil

January 30, 2021

My name is Larry Duncil and I worked at MISO with Sylvester, he was a gentle and good person he will be missed.

Gail Locke

January 30, 2021

I was a classmate of Sylvester during high school and maybe even middle school he always carried himself as the perfect gentleman even at a young age, I remember him being tall and always smiling he was a beautiful person my deepest condolences to the family just know God is with you today and always and even though you’ll miss your day he’s in a better place God bless you all

Ruthie Walls

January 26, 2021

To the family and love ones of Sylvester Rowe,
My dearest sympathy to you. I pray that God will comfort you as you go through this difficult time.
Psalm 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in morning.

Denise Redmon

January 25, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family!! My prayers go out to his children and grandchildren that he loved and talked about every time I picked him up ..Rest in paradise Mr.Rowe..
Denise Redmon CICOA..

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Biography

.Sylvester Earl Rowe III, age 63, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Sylvester was born June 19, 1957 in Indianapolis to Sylvester E. Rowe II and Jean Majors Jackson. Sylvester graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering technology. He was a member of the New Directions Church, Purdue Black Engineers Association, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Amputees' Association. He worked for Indiana Bell as a lead data technician from 1984 -1987 and Sprint as the regional assistant engineer retiring in 2002. After retirement he worked as a supervisor in various places. While working for Indiana Bell (Eli Lilly) he met his now ex-wife Sharon, uniting in marriage in 1989 to have three children, along with her three children.. Sylvester leaves his legacy to his children Briana (Chris) Rowe, Savannah Rowe and Sylvester Rowe IV, his cherished grandchildren Eric Scott, Jr., Elijah Scott and Exavier (Best Friend) Scott, and his beloved brother Terrence (Neesha) Jackson. A Celebration of Sylvester's Life will be Saturday, February 6 at 12 pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary with visitation an hour before the service. Due to Covid-19 social distance, facemask and a limit to 50 people in the building will be observed.


Sylvester wrote this on his Facebook page on September 23, 2019:

Thinking back 27 years ago, I was truly blessed to have a 1.5 year old daughter and brand new twins! This picture has been the memory behind the driving force of our life and journey together! It is truly my honor to be your Father, trusted by God to raise you three. I thank God for the time and memories that he has allowed us to share!
With all my love.
Dad

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com for the Rowe III family.