John Rowe Death – Obituary, Legend At The Record & Covered a Lot of College Sports Dead

By | January 5, 2022

John Rowe Death – Obituary – John Rowe died on Dec. 31, 2021, at Hackensack University Medical Center at the age of 76 after battling illness for several years.

John went from the Herald-News to The Record in the beginning of 1973, staying there until his formal retirement on Feb. 21, 2016. He then returned to help out with coverage of the Jets, Giants and college sports before the COVID pandemic led to his final stories being written in April 2020. For more than 15 years, until his first retirement in 2016, he also served as a sports assignment editor and as deputy sports editor.

John Rowe Death – Obituary, Legend At The Record & Covered a Lot of College Sports Dead

He was a legend at The Record and covered a lot of college sports, but basically could write about anything. He was my assignment editor when I started. I appreciated his guidance and always enjoyed our conversations.