Charles McGowan

McGowan, Charles J. 82 of Catskill, NY passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born December 9, 1932, he was the son of Charles and Caroline McGowan.
Charles was a proud Teamster Union retiree. He proudly served his country with the Marine Corp. during the Korean War.
Charles was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ruth McGowan, his loving children and their spouses, Debra and Scott Conley of Kerhonkson, Susan and Fred Barton of Mahopac, Linda McGowan and her fiance Don of Beacon, Joanne and Ralph Johnson of Glenham, Nancy Shea of Hyde Park, Michael and Laura McGowan of Millbrook, Joseph and Dawn McGowan of Hyde Park, his loving grandchildren, Scott, Melissa, Jessica, Shane, Jeromy, Keri, Christopher, Timmy, James, Branden, Michael and Amelia, his loving great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Alex and Ariel, his siblings, Maureen, Patricia and Richard.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Bobby and Billy McGowan, Elaine McGowan and Anna O’Brien. his grandson, Jon Henion and Aunt Anna.
Visitation will be held, Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to, National Kidney Foundation at
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
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Date Of Service
Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY

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  1. Lesley Robertson says:

    To the entire McGowan family;

    I have no words to ease the pain of losing a husband, a father, a grandfather. I hope that you will always see a part of him in each other. God bless.

  2. jessica and matt elsener says:

    Love you pop! You will be missed. As I\’m writing this tears in heaven comes on the radio. Glad your pain is at ease.

  3. Shirley and Steve Stanulewich says:

    There are no words to express how very sorry we are for your loss.

  4. Diane & Jerry Van Slyke says:

    Joanne & Ralph, Ruth & family,

    We\’re so sorry for your loss. He will definitely be missed . You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to you and your family.

    With our heartfelt sympathy,
    Diane & Jerry Van Slyke

  5. Jennifer Van Erem & Family says:

    Joanne & Ralph,
    We are so sorry about your great loss. May you find peace knowing he is at peace. God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. XOXO

  6. Susan and Freddy says:

    You will be missed more than can be imagined. You have been an amazing father, role model and my hero. Rest in peace Daddy. Momma will be safe with us until you guys meet again. Love, Susan and Freddy

  7. Mary Overton says:

    On behalf of my family, I wish to extend our sincerest sympathies in this time of such sorrow. May God Bless you and give you peace and strength in dealing with this tremendous loss.

  8. Ginny Somers says:

    Dear Ruth: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the passing of Charlie. Always feel comfort in all the good memories you shared with him. God will comfort you and give you peace. Deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Ginny and Frank Somers

  9. RUTH MC GOWAN says:

    Thank you all for your condoleences. I will miss my wonderful husband so much

  10. The Ferris family says:

    To Ruthie & family~ We are very sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of times our families spent together and stories told! We will all be reunited again in Heaven. Rest in peace, Uncle Charlie. ~Margaret Michael

  11. Linda McGowan says:

    Daddy you have been the most awesome father anyone could ask for. I pray my kids grow up to be just like you. Please give Jonny a great big hug and kiss from me. I love and miss you two so much. Rest in Peace Daddy! Until we meet again. Love Linda

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