O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Donald Rowland

Donald D. Rowland, 91, of Humphrey, NY died Thursday evening, October 6, 2022 at Olean General Hospital following a long illness.

Born March 13, 1931 in Machias, NY, he was the son of the late Claude and Maude Milks Rowland, and his stepfather, Vernon Bly. He was married on March 5, 1955 in Salamanca to the former Norma Hutchison, who survives.

Donald had been a life-long farmer. He had also been employed at the former Donver and Norton Lumber Companies.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and the outdoors. He was musically inclined and could play several instruments. He enjoyed country music and was a square dance caller. He was a John Deere tractor enthusiast.

Surviving besides his wife are: two daughters, Donna (Frank) Webb, High Point, NC, Debra (Mark) Reynolds, Stover, MO; six sons, Kenneth (Debbie) Rowland, Humphrey, NY, Kerry (Carol) Rowland, Ellington, NY, Kevin (Michele) Rowland, West Valley, NY, Karl (Sherri) Rowland, Humphrey, NY, Kirk Rowland, Humphrey, NY, Kent (Tammy) Rowland, Hinsdale, NY; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Phillips, Springville, NY; four brothers, Virgil Bly, Machias, NY, Bruce Bly, Elma, NY, Dean (Pat) Bly, Charlotte, NC, Norm (Linda) Bly, Springville, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two grandsons, Kirk Rowland Jr., Jeremy Webb, a granddaughter, Kristy Rowland, a great-grandson, Donald John Rowland, and two brothers, Carl Bly and Roy Bly.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.