Joseph Kenneth Rowan, Sr. passed away on July 3, 2019 at the age of 88. He is survived by the love of his life, Marilyn Haydel Rowan, with whom he had four children: Joseph Kenneth “Kenny” Rowan, Jr. (Angel), Michael Rowan (Julie), Diane Hilborn (Ray) and the late Brian Rowan. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Jonathan, Christopher, Nicholas, Monique, Vicki, Stacey, Brian and eleven great-grandchildren. Joseph spent his youth at Madonna Manor and Hope Haven. In 1950 he joined the U.S. Army National Guard, where he served for 35 years. He spent most of his career as a manager at A&G Cafeteria until retiring in 1986 where he worked at The Airport Hilton Hotel for seven years. He was a man who loved to sing, laugh, talk and joke with all who crossed his path. His constant smile and positive attitude served him well. He will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Garden of Memoires Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with Mass to follow at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow the service in Garden of Memories Cemetery.