Robert L. Rowland Sr., 78, of
Mr. Rowland was a decorated Air Force veteran, serving from
1952 to 1956 with the Air Police; he was also assigned to the Presidential
Honor Guard at the White House. During his 32-year career with the Union County
Prosecutor's Office, Mr. Rowland was commander of the Major Crimes Unit and was
involved in the Organized Crime Task Force, where he sat as president of the
Tri-State Council. He retired in 1991 as captain of the Welfare Fraud Division.
Mr. Rowland was an active member in New Jersey Senior Softball for over 30
years. He was predeceased by his siblings, Frederick J. Rowland Jr. and Adele
Daly. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Yolanda; son, Robert Jr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.