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Patrick M. McGowan

Born: Tue., Mar. 18, 1958
Died: Thu., May 27, 2021


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 06, 2021
Location: Hanley and Sons

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Patrick "Pat" Michael McGowan, 63, passed unexpectedly on May 27, 2021, in South Bend, Indiana.  Pat was born in Washington, DC to the Honorable Graham W. and Alice S. McGowan, both of whom had preceded him in death along with his brother, Brian and Pat's life partner, Elaine Pumphrey.

 Pat leaves behind his brothers, Greg (Chris) of Culpeper, Va; Kevin (Cindy) of South Bend, IN; Marc, of Titusville, FL; and his favorite sister Shannon "Sheener"; many cousins, nieces and nephews and his inseparable 4-legged buddy, Astro.

 Pat grew up and attended school in McLean, VA, but loved to travel with Astro to Florida, Nevada and Indiana to visit his life-long friends and family. If you had the privilege of knowing Pat, you would know about and love his quick wit, hilarious sense of humor and how he seemed to have a nickname for everyone that he loved.  Known himself as "Uncle Hot Dog". He was always one to make light of any situation and leave you with a smile on your face or give you the shirt off his back.

 Pat was a talented contractor, painter, lover of antique cars and food but most of all he was a beloved brother, uncle and friend, especially to his niece, Heather "Terdy" and her children.  

 There are no words to describe our family's loss and heartbreak but we invite you to join us in celebrating Pat's life and humor on Sunday, June 6, 2021 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Hanley and Son's Funeral Home at 23421 IN-23, South Bend, IN 46614 with a short service at 3:30 p.m.  We ask, if you are able to speak, to share your fondest memories with all of us.

 On behalf of our entire family, we sincerely thank and deeply appreciate Jon Hanley.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Pat's name to Pet Refuge, 4626 S Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. 

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Marilyn Randall Pando
   Posted Sun June 06, 2021
I am sending heart felt condolences to Pat’s family and friends. He will always be with you.

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