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David G. Rowland

January 30, 2024

David G RowlandOn January 30, 2024, at the age of 77, David G. Rowland, of Watertown, passed away peacefully at the Carthage Area Hospital.

He was born on December 26, 1946, to Gordon W. Rowland and Margaret A. (Finley) Rowland and was the oldest of three children. David attended Boone Street and Watertown High Schools.

He enjoyed activities such as stock cars, watching the Evans Mills races, and following the Buffalo Bills and Watertown Red and Black football teams. He also played drums in a few local bands, including the Viscounts and The Ray John Band. David had a deep love for cats and dogs; you could always count on him to have pets that were loved and spoiled. Mr. Rowland held several jobs but eventually started, owned, and operated the Waterbed and Mattress Discount Store in Watertown, NY, for many years until he sold the business to retire. He had two marriages that ended in divorce.

He is survived by his daughter, Hillary Rowland; two grandsons, Riley and Logan Collins; his sister, Anne (Rowland) Wright and her husband Scott; his brother, Philip Rowland and his wife Tracy; two nieces; two nephews; several great, as well as great-great, nieces and nephews; many wonderful friends; and his faithful buddy, Junior the cat. He is predeceased by his parents.

Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. is handling all arrangements, and online condolences to David's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Instead, at the convenience of the family, there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider making a donation, in David’s name, to the SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601, to honor his love of animals.


#24 Carol Lamon 2024-02-16 04:08
David was my first cousin & dearly loved by me. We had a lifetime of fond memories when our families were together & we kids were along for the ride. As adults we would cheerfully laugh over childhood memories.
David was always there when needed & my gentle giant. To his great family, I love you all. Our loss is great. God bless us all.
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#23 Bonnie Misercola 2024-02-13 22:17
Dear Annie,Phillip, Hillary, and families. I too was shocked that David had passed. I can still remember David and Phil joining in with my siblings to play yard games, his laughter, teasing, and being an all-around good friend. We enjoyed seeing Dave at his mattress and furniture store, and David always had good stories and gossip to share with us ! :) David will be missed, and always remembered with smiles from families and friends.
Rest In Peace, dear David.
Bonnie and Don Redden
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#22 Christina Liberatos 2024-02-08 16:11
What a shock to hear of David’s passing! I send my thoughts and prayers to Phil, Annie and families. I grew up with David, went to Boon St. School together, and was constantly picked on by this big guy, lol. Dave was always up to something, had a great sense of humor, and told long tales, I enjoyed his drum~playing, and I especially remember, and still laugh, at him trying to ride his pony, Nehi ! Rest peacefully, Dave
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#21 Diane Misercola 2024-02-04 20:53
Anne, Phil and family, so sorry for your loss. David was older but we all grew together as neighbors and friends.
It was a time I’ll always remember as a special part of my growing years. May David rest in peace doing whatever he loved best.
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#20 Andrea Kehoe-Bos 2024-02-02 16:03
May happy memories bring the family comfort during this difficult time as David’s spirit lives on in those beautiful memories that you all shared together. The fond memories of the friendship that David and I shared brings a smile to my face, his laughter and wisdom will echo in my heart forever. He will be missed. R.I.P. my friend.
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#19 Michel Rainville 2024-02-02 10:14
A super guy. Always a positive attitude and enjoyed good music. Jammed with him numerous times and was always fun to converse with and to hang out with. Will miss this gentleman.
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#18 Anthony Bova 2024-02-01 15:11
I am shocked to hear of the passing of David as we were longtime friends….. My sincere condolences goes out to his family
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#17 Tina Foti 2024-02-01 13:56
Hillary, Phil and All Of Dave's Family: Heart-felt condolences on the loss of a good man, great friend, musician and all- around great guy.Grew up on Smith St. where Dave had his Water-Bed Store. Daily he would walk up and down Smith with his Bff-his dog. Always friendly hello, a short story, or a cup of coffee with my late brother, Joe. Hope Dave and Joe are having a few brewski's together!R.I.P. Dave-you are missed!.
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#16 Audrey Misercola 2024-02-01 12:41
David was my daughters’ age and I remember him always coming across Haney Street to play and sometimes tease Bonnie and Chris as a boy would! I watched him grow up with with my children.
Phil, Annie and family I’m so sorry for your loss.
May he rest peacefully,
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#15 Philip Udaskin 2024-02-01 09:43
.He, along with brother Phil, played drums in many local bands..We sold each other items, me mattresses', him motorcycles..No t only was he a good drummer, but a great friend indeed..Now he is in rock and roll heaven.God bless you!!!.
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