Phillip R. Gowins, 69, of Scranton, died Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital after being stricken ill at home. His wife is the former Dawn Roberts.
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Born May 30, 1945, in Minnesota, son of the late Edward R. and Barbara Gowins, he was raised and educated in Minnesota and Indiana, and had resided in Scranton the past seven years. Phillip and his wife, Dawn, were owners of Hypnosis Horizons Inc. of Scranton. He was also a custom cabinetmaker and published author. He was a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and the Sufi Order International.
Also surviving are his daughters, Heather D. Lytle and husband, Daron, Washington, D.C.; and Belinda Lee Brown and husband, James, Jermyn; son, Christopher R. Gowins, Arizona; brother, Donald Gowins, Delaware; and four grandchildren, Nicole, Nadia, Daniel and Isabella.
A memorial service will be conducted at a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Arrangements are by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton.
For online condolences, visit www.duffyandsnowdon.com.
Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home
1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509
Published in Scranton Times on July 12, 2014