Robert G. Rowehl

Robert G. Rowehl of Mattituck died at his home Dec. 15, 2015. He was 86.

He was born in Hicksville Feb. 25, 1929, to Diedrick and Beatrice (Wetterau) Rowehl. On May 20, 1950, he married Bertha M. (née James) in Hicksville.

Formerly of Middle Island, he was an ex-chief (1966 to 1967) and former commissioner of Middle Island Fire Department and a member of Mattituck Fire Department.

He served on the Long Island Farm Bureau board of directors and was the 1991 Long Island Farm Bureau-Farmer “Citizen of the Year.” He also served on the New York Farm Bureau Committee and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Predeceased by his wife Bertha M. Rowehl on Feb. 6, 2008, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Jean and Bill Roberson, James and Rebecca Rowehl, John and Jane Rowehl, Susan and Carl Krieg, Marie and Serge Desjardins and Karen Rowehl and Pete Raynor; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

The family received visitors Dec. 17 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where firematic and funeral services took place. Interment was private and took place at the Rowehl Family Plot at Plain Lawn Cemetery in Hicksville.

Memorial donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.