Steven McGowan

Steven McGowan

Friday, September 13th, 1957 Sunday, April 19th, 2020

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Obituary for Steven McGowan

Steven A. McGowan, 62, of Hamburg, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 in ManorCare- Pottsville after a short stay.
Born in West Reading, he was the son of the late Harry R. McGowan, Jr., and the late Shirley M. (Gaumer) McGowan. He graduated from Hamburg Area High School in 1975, and later received his Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University in Criminal Justice. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hamburg. He was a US Air Force Veteran. Steven worked as a Correction Officer at Berks County Prison for the past 30+ years last working February 2015. In Boy Scouts, Steven acheived the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a baseball and sports fanatic. His favorite player was Cal Ripken, Jr. He enjoyed watching the Orioles, Phillies, Eagles, and Penn State Football. Steven was an avid collector of sports memorabilia and trains. He also had a movie collection that everybody in town was able to enjoy. He always had fond memories of playing football in high school. He was a member of the Hamburg Moose Lodge No. 523. Steven enjoyed lending and caring for his Niece and Nephews and Great Niece and Great Nephews and his God Children. He always enjoyed the family pets.
Steven is survived by a brother: Stewart R. McGowan, partner of Carlos Ferrer, Hamburg; and two sisters: Patricia A. (McGowan), wife of John P. Trubilla, and Denise M. McGowan, both of Hamburg.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Paul's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Geigertown. Memorial Contributions may be sent to: Bethany United Methodist Church, 321 Island Street Hamburg, PA 19526 Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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Richard Brown

I worked with Steve at the prison from 86-96. I always called him Mac. He taught me a lot about the prison and by this helped me become a sergeant. I went to several Phillies and Orioles games with him, he love his baseball. Sorry he is gone, him and Jack Bernardo watching over us now. Sorry for the family's loss.
Comment | Posted at 05:48pm via Condolence

Marie Maly

We share in the sadness of the passing of our member, Steven. And I'm sure that I speak for all of us at the Longswamp Township Historical Society when I ask Shirley, Denise and the rest of his family and those dear to him to please accept our condolences.
Marie Maly, President, Longswamp Township Historical Society
Comment | Posted at 05:42pm via Condolence

Kip Frasso

Sorry to see the news of Steve passing on. Worked with Steve on the Hill many years ago and would see him at Reading Phillies games. RIP brother.
Comment | Posted at 12:30pm via Condolence

Gale Brom

Chuck and I pray for God's love to surround you and your sisters and families.
Comment | Posted at 11:14pm via Condolence

Kelly Gressley

Pat, Stewart & Denise
Sorry for your loss. Steve is in a better place now - with Harry & Shirley!
Love Kelly (Kline) & Glenn Gressley
Comment | Posted at 01:56pm via Condolence

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