Keith Rowe

March 06, 2024

Keith Rowe, 68, at rest March 5, 2024. Born November 2, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Kenneth and Dorothea (nee Waller) Rowe. Loving father of Brandon, Kristie and Kyle; dearest brother of Stephen and the late David (the late Diane); dearest uncle of Andrea (Jef) Gertsen, Courtney (Mike) Denk, Sara and Shauna; fond great uncle of several nieces and nephews. Keith was a proud graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in engineering. His business card labeled him as a Communications Engineer. A few years after graduation from the University of Illinois, he and some colleagues formed a company in Cincinnati, which developed technology, that included some used by NASA in space missions.
Keith, being a former boy scout, naturally was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed camping and hiking. Prior to having his own children, he volunteered as a big brother in Cincinnati with the Boys and Girls Club. He loved giving big hugs and nurtured his longtime relationships with friends dating back to his junior high days and was able to rekindle these friendships during his 50 year high school reunion in the fall of 2023. He enjoyed rooting for his favorite college football and basketball teams which included Illinois and Cincinnati. Keith was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous and had many cherished friends within the fellowship.

Graveside services
Friday March 8, 2024 1:30 P.M. at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien.
Arrangements entrusted to Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Downers Grove.
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