Brian’s principal residence in recent years was Key Largo, Florida. His wife, the former Jill Trapp, survives him. They have three grown children: daughters Linda Hernandez (Miami, Florida) and Penny Dinsmore (Cincinnati, Ohio) and son David Rowe (Savannah, GA) as well as six grandchildren, including Nicholas Dinsmore, an engineer at GE Aviation in Evendale.
His daughter wrote:
“My Dad was a wonderful, generous dad. He always had time for his children and his grandchildren. I will never forget the look of joy he had on his face when his grandkids were all gathered around him. He was a gentle man and loved children from infancy to young adults, maybe because he was such a kid at heart.
The family spent many wonderful summers together on Cape Cod. He was an avid sailor and passed on that love to his family. Sports were a big part of my dad’s life, tennis and golf were his favorites, and he loved to play with the family. He had yearly golf trips with the men of the family, and a special father/son trip he went on each year with other men. The winters were spent in Ocean Reef, Florida, where he had more opportunities to go boating and play golf.
My mom and my dad were a team that enjoyed many years of traveling and relaxing. My father always thought he had a great job and enjoyed all the people he worked with. He always said to go for the job you love and try to do the best job you can. We miss him terribly and are grateful for the love and guidance he shared during his lifetime.”
Brian Rowe was an influential person in aviation technology. His business intelligence, exceptional creativity, and keen technical insight will leave a lasting mark on the lives of countless people, companies, and organizations around the world.