Kolbe Announces Passing of Chuck Rowles

January 7, 2019

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It is with great sadness we announce that Chuck Rowles, the husband of Mary Rowles, Kolbe’s Executive Director, and the father of online 11th grade student Ana Rowles, passed away last week. He was surrounded by all ten of his children at the time - a true blessing. You may remember that Chuck had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer almost two years ago and had been given a dire prognosis at the time. Through a miracle, he far surpassed his life expectancy and enjoyed almost two years living his best life alongside his family. There will be a rosary for Chuck at 7 pm Pacific at St. Apollinaris in Napa, CA, on Tuesday  His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Pacific on Wednesday also at St. Apollinaris. 

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen 

Classes will continue as normal this week, but please be aware that our administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 9th, as many will be attending the funeral Mass in Napa.