Update on March 31 services in Rancho Santa Fe for Dr. Roger Rowe


On Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m, the memorial service for Dr. Roger Rowe, who served this community for over 40 years as superintendent of schools, will be held at the Village Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

There has been an outpouring of support from individuals and organizations in the Village and over 100 volunteers have been working together to help with this celebration.

Besides the church service, speakers and music honoring him, there will be a full military honor guard and salute. Dr. Rowe was both active and reserve duty in the United States Navy for over 30 years, retiring as captain. The reception following will feature tables of memorabilia from the school, community and Dr. Rowe’s career beginning in the 1950s. Students from the R. Roger Rowe School will be helping with ushering.

Because of the limited parking and potential congestion around the church, it is respectfully requested that attendees car pool and use the efficient shuttle system that has been devised by the Patrol and Association. Buses and vans will be available from the Christian Science Church parking lot, RSF Garden Club, Association office and both parking lots at the R. Roger School (including the El Fuego lot).

The Village Church will have four parking attendants, one at each entrance. There will be additional handicapped spaces available at the church on a first-come, first-served basis. The shuttle service will run from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.