McGowan, Rev. Kenneth A.


Rev. Kenneth A. McGowan Jr., 79, of Valencia, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Janet (Dembroski) McGowan; loving father of Kenneth A. (Ruth) McGowan III, of Murrysville, and Kathleen (David) Meuschke, of Gibsonia; brother of Edwina "Sis" Bradshaw, of South Carolina; proud grandfather of Ryan, Cullen and Casey McGowan and Lauren, Zachary and Jacob Meuschke.

Rev. McGowan was a Methodist minister for many years, serving as pastor at Sardis United Methodist and Holiday Park United Methodist churches, Springdale UMC, First UMC of Kittanning, Latrobe UMC and First UMC of Warren.

Rev. McGowan enjoyed fishing, hunting, tennis, walking, gardening, dogs, singing in the Minister's Chorus, vacations to Myrtle Beach and was a member and chaplain of Springdale Volunteer Fire Department.

Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bakerstown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swineford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia, PA 15044; or the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053. Please offer condolences at