ROWAN, John Paul, 74, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born February 25, 1942, in Wheeling, a son of the late John Rowan Jr. and Juanita (Riser) Rowan. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. He was a retired Captain for the Wheeling Fire Department. He was also a bus driver for Ohio County Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
John was a member of the Elks Lodge # 28 in Wheeling, a former member of the Bridgeport Eagles, a current member of the Elm Grove Eagles, and a member of the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Boosters, serving as former Vice President.
He is survived by his loving wife, Deanna (Gibson) Schubert-Rowan; one son, John Michael (Colleen) Rowan of Wheeling; one sister, Charlotte A. Rowan of Wheeling; and two grandsons, Michael and Andrew Rowan.
Friends will be received on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wheeling Fire Department, IAFF Local 12 through www.tmcfunding.com (Click Here)
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com