LOCAL PRIEST PASSES AWAY AT 86

A well-known member of the community passed away on Oct. 30. Rev. Charles Rowe, of Wildwood Crest died at the age of 86. He was the pastor of Crest Community Church for over 30 years.

He landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was awarded the Presidential Citation, five Battle Stars, and the Belgain Fourragere. In later years, he was honored by the French for his participation in helping to free France during WWII.

In the early 70’s he helped start Operation Junction, a drug rehab center in Wildwood. Charlie was the President of the Greater Wildwood Pastorial Association and also served for many years as the Chaplain of the Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House.

Relatives and friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Friday Nov. 5 at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood, Atlantic and Maple Aves., Wildwood, NJ. A Memorial service will be held 1 PM Saturday Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church.

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