Vincent Paul Rowland

January 11, 1958 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 62)


Vincent Paul Rowland, 62, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Vince was born on January 11, 1958 to the late Gene & Rosemary Rowland and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Kenmore High School in 1976, going on to attend the University of Akron. Vince was with the Hilton Inn West for over 30 years. He was an avid sports fan, a wonderful cook, loved fishing, and made friends with everyone he met, especially at the Getaway Pub and with the morning walkers at Summit Mall.

In addition to his parents, Vince was preceded in death by his sister Catherine Koly. He is survived by his beloved life-partner and best friend Shelly Babcock and her children Michael Babcock and Katie (Collin) Glavic; daughters Elisa (Eric) Olalde and Erika (Dustin) Towne; brother Joseph Rowland; sister Mary (Michael) Zubovic; brother-in-law Ron Koly; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11AM to 1PM on Friday, October 16 at the Anthony Funeral Homes, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S Main St in Akron, where a funeral service will be held at 1PM. Masks and social distancing required. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Summit MetroParks Foundation, Seiberling Nature Relam Fund at

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Memorial Service
October 16, 2020

1:00 PM
Anthony Funeral Home Kucko Anthony Kertesz Chapel
1990 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44301

Graveside Service
October 16, 2020

1:45 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery Akron
100 E. Wateroo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

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