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Roger Markwood Gower

December 5, 1943 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 76)


Roger Markwood Gower, 76, of Oakland, MD, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020, at his home.

Born December 5, 1943, in Oakland, he was the son of the late Joseph Adam and Anna May (Johnson) Gower.

Roger had worked for Koppers Company and retired from the Garrett county Roads Department as a truck driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering with old cars.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Lee (Smith) Gower; two sons, Mark Andrew Gower and wife, Billie, Kingwood, WV; Roger Dale Gower, South Bend, IN; a daughter, Karen Sue Roy and husband, David, Oakland; seven grandchildren; Tyler Gower, Gracie Gower, Joseph A. Gower, Anna Marie Gower, Matthew Roy, Alex Roy and Jonathan Roy; a great-granddaughter, Naomi Rose Gower.

At Roger’s request he will be cremated and no services are planned.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD is in charge of his arrangements.

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