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Paul J. Rowan Jr.

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Background Information

Employment History


American Medical Association

Chairman of the Department of Surgery

St. Joseph's Hospital

Member of the Surgical Staff

St. Joseph's Hospital


Faculty Club

Hamilton Club

Lancaster City and County Medical Society

Pennsylvania State Medical Society

American College of Surgeons


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

M.D. of Lancaster , PA


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Charles F Snyder Funeral Home - Obituaries and Tributes [cached]

Surviving are six sons, Michael E., married to Marion Joyce, Peter A. and Christopher E., all of Lancster, Daniel T., married to Kathleen Joyce of Downingtown, Philip M., married to Becky Joyce of Exton, and Paul J. of Media.

Paul J. Rowan, M.D.
Paul J. Rowan, M.D. of Lancaster, PA and Naples, FL died on March 5, 2004 at the Chateau at Moorings Park, a Naples nursing facility, of complications related to a stroke he suffered in 2000 during heart surgery.
Born in Altoona, PA on September 18, 1920 to the late William Peter and Florence Myers Rowan, he graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1942 with a B.S. in chemistry.He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marian Frances Simpson of Lancaster, whom he met during his undergraduate years at F & M. From 1943 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army's medical training unit.After completing studies at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1945, he began a one-year internship at Philadelphia General Hospital.His surgical residency was served at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster from 1946 though 1949, when he was appointed chief resident.He was awarded an Emory University Fellowship in surgery which was served at Bay Pines, Florida V.A. Hospital from 1949 to 1951.
In 1951, he returned to Lancaster where he practiced general surgery until his retirement in 1986.He was a member of the surgical staff of St. Joseph's Hospital from 1951 through 1986 and served as chairman of the hospital's department of surgery from 1975 to 1980.He supervised the surgical residence program at St. Joseph's from 1952 through 1962.In 1957 he was appointed to the hospital's tissue committee, an internal peer review board, which he later chaired.He was a member of the Columbia Hospital surgical staff beginning in 1951 and chairman of the department of surgery from 1951 to 1980.He was also a member of the consulting staffs of the Lancaster General and Ephrata Community Hospitals.
He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons and a member of the Lancaster City and County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.He was a parishioner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Lancaster and St. William's Church in Naples, where he also sang in the choir.He was a member of the Hamilton Club in Lancaster and the Faculty Club of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is survived by eight daughters and three sons: Marian West and her husband, Soren, and Claire DiSebastian and her husband, Richard, of Lancaster; Margaret Diaz-Cruz and her husband, Mario, of New York, NY; Mary Klein, and her husband, Daniel, and Alice O'Brien and her husband, Kevin, of Wilmington, DE; Julia Monaco and her husband, Thomas, of Havertown, PA: Agnes Scholl and her husband, Joseph, of Woolwich, NJ; Anne Rowan of Woodbury, NJ; Paul J. Rowan, Jr. and his wife, Wendy, of Walnut Creek, CA; Andrew M. Rowan and his wife, Coleen, of Sinking Spring, PA; and Shawn P. Rowan and his wife, Claire, of Glendale, MO.He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Donald, and is survived by his brother, Charles, of Hemet, CA, and his sisters, Lois Plummer of Tucson, AR and Lucille Frigon of Temecula, CA.His second wife, Ann Seifert Stewart Kamp Rowan of Naples and Yarmouthport, MA, who he married in 1999, also survives.

2003 Annual Report/Contributor Listing [cached]

Paul J. Rowan, MD

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