Johnny W. McGowan
November 13, 1959 – February 25, 2019
Johnny W. McGowan passed away unexpectedly, February 25, 2019 in Everett, WA.
Born in Anaheim, CA, November 13, 1959; Johnny was raised loving the great outdoors and along with sisters, brother and mother had many fun trips to Disneyland, camping, hiking and spending time at the beach. After earning his Associate’s Degree through Olympic Technical Community College, he began his career in the Information Systems field. He was a Development Systems Analyst with 25 years at Expeditors International where he will be greatly missed by his work family and many friends. He always hoped he and Marina would continue their love of the outdoors through sailing on their own boat to distant shores.
He is survived by his wife, Marina of 38 wonderful years and his daughter, Samantha his pride and joy. Johnny also leaves behind, his mother, Barbara (Al) Knopik, his father, Roger (Sharon) Anglin, his sister, Jeannette (Dave) DeMint, his sister, Tracie (Steve) Burtchett, his sister, Terrie (David) Sundheim, his brother, Casey (Lindsey) Knopik, his mother-in-law, Patricia Cook, his brother-in-law, Phillip Cook, his brother-in-law, Dwayne (Bonnie) Cook, his sister-in-law, Leilani Schweitz and his brother-in-law, Brian (Brandi) Cook. Nieces and nephews will miss Johnny: Neil and Randy Schweitz, Mark and Justine Johnson, Cody Cook, Brittany, Bailey and Brooklyn DeMint, Amanda, Timothy and Paige Flotkoetter, Andrew and Tyler Door, Alexis Sundheim and Cassidy Knopik. The funeral will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers please make donations in honor of Johnny McGowan to the American Heart Association and/or the Make A Wish Foundation.
- Viewing Saturday, March 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
- Reception Saturday, March 9, 2019
Johnny W. McGowan
March 11, 2019
Finding the words to express how much I will miss Johnny is very hard. So rather than do that, I just want to say thank you. Thank you Johnny for every fun memory, every moment you spent fixing our house, every laugh you provided with a new and quirky story, every memory you gave Casey being an integral part of his entire life, for showing me what it was like to have a big brother looking out for you, and most of all thank you for showing Cassidy the love and kindness only the best uncle in the world could do. Our hearts are broken that you are gone.
Love you, Lindsey.
March 5, 2019
Johnny was always there for his mom and me. If we needed help he was there to help. I did my best to return the favor.
Vacations, campouts, hikes, kayak trips, snowcamping, etc. I knew Johnny would almost always be ready to come to.
More than ever he and Casey had a "good son" contest treating their mom the special way a mom should always be treated.
I always considered him a friend.
You are missed, Johnny
March 4, 2019
If anyone asked me what first comes to mind about Johnny? I would say with out even thinking, his smile and laughter would light up the room. His laughter was so sweet and cute it always put a smile on my face. He is a person that I have never seen have a bad day. He always wear happy color Hawaiian shirts that fit his personality well. Very caring and gentle soul. But I still can't get over his laugh, I think if you were having a bad day, or not feeling well or something is going wrong all you had to do is see that smile and hear his laugh and all the wrong and bad went away. He is a gentle soul and a kid at heart. The lord in heaven got a amazing angle. I will never forget that smile and his laughter. And the fun conversations we had.