Paul Rowand

December 13, 2016

Paul C. Rowand, 75, of Syracuse passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Upstate University Hospital. He was a graduate of North Syracuse Central High and a MP Air Force Veteran. Paul was a Syracuse policeman for 38 years retiring as Captain and member of the Syracuse PBA. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by his father Cecil Rowand.

Paul is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Rowand; his mother, Norma Rowand; five daughters, Loraine Rowand, Paulete Dumigan (John Richardson), Tammy (Joe) Carroll, Cherie (Tim) Glenny, Debbie ( Jason) Jarvis; step-children, Anthony Donnelly, Kelly (Rob) Greene; sister, Diana (Chip) Williams; canine Companion, Kane; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 am Monday, Dec. 19 at the Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., 4504 W. Seneca Tpk. Interment: Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 pm at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the SPCA.

Just one of many stories I could tell. At one time Paul was studying to be a minister. Herman Edge, (Our first black Sgt, Later Deputy Chief), asked him. "Did you know Solomon was black." and Paul said strongly. "He Was Not!"

Herman said he could prove it and walked over to the PSB courtroom which was not in session, and borrowed the swearing-in Bible. He turned to Song of Solomon 1:5

"I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem..."

Paul sputtered "That's not real! This is one of those trick-Bibles you black people get printed up in New York City!"

We loved you, Cecile!