Mark McGowan

Obituary of Mark McGowan

McGowan, Mark A. Jr., 92, of Kalamazoo, MI, formerly of Huntington Station, NY, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 surrounded by his family at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. He was born April 11, 1925 in Astoria, NY, the son of Mark Sr. and Anna (McCallister) McGowan. Mark proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. For 40 years he had been a civil engineer for Tully Contracting in Flushing, NY and had worked on many construction projects in New York. Mark was a member of the United States Neptune Power Squadron, The Moles, North Port Yacht Club and St. Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Church in Huntington Station. He spent 53 wonderful years with his wife, Dorothea Curtis until her passing in 2005. Surviving are his children, Mark A. III (Maureen) McGowan of VA, Michael McGowan of FL, Stephen (Therese Andrews) McGowan of Kalamazoo and Eileen (Stephen) Rufle of VA, 6 grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Caitlin, Maura, Mark and Amanda and his close friend, Roxanne McDonald. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Eleanor. Friends may visit with Mark’s family on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2-4 and from 7-9pm at the M. A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Avenue Huntington Station. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:30am at St. Hugh Lincoln Catholic Church, Huntington Station. Burial will follow at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing. Contributions in memory of Mark may be made to St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, MI.