Vincent E. McGowan age 73 of Canonsburg passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born October 11, 1947 in Pittsburgh, the only son of the late John and Alma Fuchs McGowan.
Vincent lived the past 48 years in Canonsburg and had been a member of the St. Patrick worship site of the St. Oscar Romero Roman Catholic Parish. He was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport and then went on to receive his master’s in education from California University. He had been employed as an industrial arts teacher for Ohio County Schools, specifically at Wheeling Middle School for over 25 years prior to his retirement. After retiring, Vincent worked construction in the summers and at Lowe’s in the paint department.
Vincent enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending all of their sporting events. He also enjoyed rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, golfing and visiting the beach.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth “Betty” McGowan of Canonsburg; daughter Amy Arquette and her husband Joe of Bridgeville; son Kevin McGowan and his wife Allie of McDonald; grandchildren Julie (Matt) Cole, Brandon and Duncan Nicotra and Carter, Ethan and Luke McGowan; great granddaughter Peyton Cole; sisters Maryanne McGowan of Maryland, Kathleen (Steve) Verbanets of Pittsburgh, Carol (Joe) Burta of Bridgeville, Ellen Miller of Florida, Joan (Peter) Fiset of Pittsburgh and Janice (Tim) Taylor of West Mifflin and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. Joseph P. Salandra owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 in the St. Patrick worship site of the St. Oscar Romero Parish, 317 West Pike St., Canonsburg.
Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jameson’s Army at www.jamesonsarmy.org or mailed to P.O. Box 46, Cecil, PA 15321.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed.
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