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Louis Rowley ’57

A beloved Methodist pastor and active community volunteer, Louis died May 19, 2019. 

After Swarthmore, “Reverend Lou” attended Drew University Theological School, then led churches in Astoria and Mount Vernon, N.Y. A firm believer in community involvement, Lou worked with the Martin de Porres Center, Rotary Club, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and many other organizations.

“Reverend Lou was the quintessential pastor,” his loved ones wrote, “a great communicator and preacher, supportive leader, empathetic counselor and friend to his flock.” 

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