In Loving Memory of William Cardyn Rowe

March 25, 1921
Bridgeport, CT
January 02, 2018
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


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American Cancer Society

38 Richards Avenue,
CT 06854

American Legion Post 143

1443 Stratfield Road,
CT 06825

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William Cardyn Rowe

William Cardyn Rowe, age 96 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Sally Stevens Baird Rowe, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born in Bridgeport the son of the late Frederick and Mabel Rowe he had been a lifelong area resident. Mr. Rowe started college at the University of Georgia“GO BULL DOGS” then proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Pharmacist’s Mate First Class assigned to the 2nd Marine Division as a Medical Corpsman. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance in battle during the seizure and occupation Tarawa and the Gilbert Islands from May 20-24, 1943. Following the War, Mr. Rowe graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and owned and operated the Tunxis Hill Pharmacy for many years. He also worked at other local pharmacies throughout his career. He was a member of the American Legion Post 143 in Fairfield. Bill was a loving, devoted and amazing husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed time spent with his family and their animals. Survivors in addition to his loving wife, Sally, of 68 years, include five beloved children: Wendy Cardyn Rowe of Trumbull Cynthia Rowe Placko and her husband Ken of Fairfield, William Frederick Rowe and Elizabeth Mann of Easton, David Jennings Rowe of Newtown and Allison Rowe, Edward and Emily Edgar of Bethlehem; two grandsons, Kyle Paul Placko and his wife Kristen, Keith Cardyn Placko and Jennifer Chamberlain; and a great-granddaughter, Lucy Cardyn Placko. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk CT 06854, American Legion Post 143, 1443 Stratfield Road, Ffld,CT 06825 or a Veterans organization of your choosing. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. So sorry to hear the news of your tragic loss. I still remember him and your mom from your wedding. Wishing you peace and comfort through this difficult time.

    With much love,

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, and to Sally the loss of her husband. So many good memories growing up in Lake Hills of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.