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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA

OBITUARY

Daniel Joseph McGowan

March 6, 1939November 4, 2019

Daniel J. McGowan of Virginia Beach passed away on November 4th at the age of 80. Son of James and Mary McGowan, he was born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania on March 6th, 1939. A veteran of the Navy, Daniel served in Vietnam and later went to work for Stihl chainsaw company in Virginia Beach until his retirement in 2002. He was an occasional volunteer at Woodstock Elementary School, where his son works as a teacher. Daniel was a devoted husband who celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary this year with his wife, Mary. He was also a good father, raising two sons, James and Michael. Daniel is survived by his sons, his brothers Jack and Joe, and three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is preceded by his brothers Tommy and Jimmy and his wife Mary. A viewing will be held on Monday, November 11th at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach at 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 10:30. Afterwards he will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery on E. Virginia Beach Boulevard. Arrangements are organized by Woodlawn Funeral Home. Call (757) 455-2838 for more information. Everyone who knew Daniel was won over by his kindness and gentle humor. He will be deeply missed.

  • FAMILY

  • James McGowan, Father (deceased)
  • Mary McGowan, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary McGowan, Wife (deceased)
  • James McGowan, Son
  • Michael McGowan, Son
  • Jack McGowan, Brother
  • Joe McGowan, Brother
  • Tommy McGowan, Brother (deceased)
  • Jimmy McGowan, Brother (deceased)
  • 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael McGowan
  • Jamie McGowan

Services

11 November

Visitation

9:30 am - 10:30 am

St. Gregory Catholic Church

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

11 November

Funeral Mass

10:30 am

St. Gregory Catholic Church

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Memories

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