Rowse’ death leaves opening on Rumson Borough council

Staff Writer

Staff Writer

RUMSON — The borough is mourning the loss of one of its council members, Tre P. Rowse, 59, who died Aug. 8 after a long battle with cancer.

"It was sudden when he got ill," said Deputy Borough Clerk Jane Hartman, about Rowse’s recent illness, "but it was not a shock when he died."

The borough had until Aug. 23 to send a list of possible replacements to the county Republican Committee, which has 15 days to respond with a decision.

Hartman said that Rowse entered Riverview Medical Center July 17 and went into a coma shortly afterward.

Rowse was a resident of the borough for 54 years. He spent 12 years as a member of the Rumson Recreation Commission, until his appointment to the council on Jan. 18, 2001, and was the chairman of the Recreation Commission for the last seven years on the commission.

He also served as the council’s liaison to the Planning Board and as chairman of the Borough Council’s Streets Committee, overseeing the operation of the Road Department.

Rowse spent several years as a Pop Warner Football coach in the borough.

Rowse worked on Wall Street for 34 years, beginning in 1970, as a trader and institutional salesman for Harris Upham and Co. He was a stockbroker with the firm of R.B.C. Dain Rauscher in Shrewsbury.

He was a parishioner and member of the vestry at St. George’s by the River Episcopal Church of Rumson, where services were held in his memory.

He was a member of the Monmouth County Business Association and the Jersey Coast Club, as well as a member of the American Power Boat Association.

Rowse is described by his borough coworkers as a kind, person who was dedicated to his family.

He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Rowse, a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and John Fuget, a grandson, Justin: a brother, Peter, and his companion, Donna Clause.