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Rodney E. Bower

Lone child of Earl W. Bower and Mahala Mae Smith. 

Rodney was the caretaker of Pioneer Cemetery for 40 years and worked at Strippit and Ward Hydraulics. Rod loved playing euchre with his friend Wally and hunting with his friend Nolan. He also was an Allstar in trapshooting with his friend Don Rickwalt. He was elected into the New York State Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 1980 and was an All-Star Team Captain. He won NYS Title 3 times, twice in singles and one in doubles, western zone 3 times. 

Rod’s survivors are Shirley Mae Parker, wife for more than 60 years; a daughter, Lani Lynn Jendrowski and son, Russel Earl Bower, and a special dog, “Angie.” A special thanks to those 2 great grandkids Marit and Jena and my son in law Rambo, one hell of a man. Cheryl, three eggs over, white toast, and a Pepsi. See you. R/B

Friends and relatives may call on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4809 South Newstead Rd., Akron, NY.  A Memorial Sevice will follow promptly at 12:00 PM. 

                                                                                                                                               -Written by Rodney

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron

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