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Paul B. McGowan

1951 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Paul B. McGowan Obituary
MCGOWAN Paul B. McGowan, age 66, lifelong resident of Jacksonville, FL, suddenly passed away following a motorcycle crash. Born on May 7, 1951 to Richard & Evelyn (Hayes) McGowan, he was raised by his stepfather, Harry Guilfoyle and mother, Evelyn. Paul attended Christ the King Catholic School, Bishop Kenny HS (class of 1969) then earned an Associate's Degree at North Florida Junior College. He also attended FSU. Paul worked diligently as a letter carrier for 34 years, during which time he also raised his youngest daughter on a single father's salary. Always very active in the union, Paul became employed as Executive Vice President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 53 upon retiring from the USPS, and he served as a highly dedicated union officer until his last day on Earth. Paul was also a member of the Z.A.T. fraternity. As an avid motorcycle rider for over 40 years, he loved riding his Harley for leisurely pleasure and on long road trips with his fellow riders. Paul also loved to fish, play pool and he was a loyal fan of FSU football. Paul was always singing and listening to music. He somehow knew enough songs that he had a humorous, unique habit of singing song lyrics that pertained to almost any story he listened to or any situation he encountered. He was a man of integrity who fiercely loved his family. Paul McGowan leaves behind his beloved daughters, Sarah (McGowan) Fagan and Kerri McGowan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters including his twin (Paula, Winnie and Kathleen); many nieces and nephews, and his son-in-law, Ryan Fagan. A celebration of his noble life will take place at Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 13. Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Oct. 12, 2017
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