Phyllis Mae McGowan
May 13, 1924 — May 12, 2023
Phyllis McGowan (98), a 60+ year resident of Riverdale, Maryland, passed
away in Buckeystown, MD on Friday May 12, 2023. Phyllis was born May
13, 1924 to Adam and Ruth Gohn in Windber, PA. In 2018, she moved to
Acts Buckingham’s Choice Retirement Community outside of Buckeystown,
MD where she enjoyed the residents’ company and the respectful and
friendly care by the staff.
Mrs. McGowan retired from the Government Printing Office in Washington,
D.C. as an Offset Journeyman Stripper. She was an honorary lifetime
member of the Graphics Communications International Union and active
member of AARP & NARFE retirement organizations. She enjoyed tap
dancing with the Oasis Tappers, playing majong, and exercise classes. She
was a devoted member of St. Bernard’s Church in Riverdale, MD for over 60
She was preceded in death by her husband John McGowan Jr., brother
Donald Gohn, and sons Patrick and John McGowan III. Surviving are three
daughters, Carol Swenson, Sue (Phil) Rable, and Donna (Andy) Baciocco,
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Phyllis’s life on Wednesday, May
17, 2023 from 10:00 am to noon, at Gasch’s Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore
Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781.
Private burial to follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.