Jerry P. Stowe, 62, Rochester, and formerly of Niles, Mich., passed away on May 30, 2017, in Fort Wayne.

Jerry was born on Nov. 19, 1954, to the late Robert Jr. and Jean (Peters) Stowe.

Jerry is survived by his brothers, Michael (Avaline) Stowe, Niles, Mich., and Stephen (Sandra) Stowe, Greenville, Mich.; stepbrothers Richard, Donald and David Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry graduated from Niles High School in 1973. He loved music, and while in high school, he composed music and choreography for several songs that are still played by the Niles Band today. He honorably served in the Army from 1975-1977. Jerry worked in research and development and information technology for Modern Materials in Rochester.

A memorial service for Jerry will be on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Niles, Mich.

Memorials for Jerry may be directed to the Niles High School Marching Band. Condolences to Jerry's family may be made at www.halbritterfunerals.com.