David W. McGowen

WINDHAM — David W. “Moose” McGowen, 66, of Windham, died on Friday, March 2, 2012 at his home after a brief illness.

Born in Brunswick on Nov. 28, 1945, he was the son of Donald L. and Katharine A. (Warren) McGowen. David was raised and educated in Windham, graduating from Windham High School, Class of 1964.

A plumber by trade all of his adult life, he began his career during high school working for Water Systems of Windham until he started his own business in 1980, D.W. McGowen Plumbing Inc., of Windham. Along with his son, he was still working in the family business at the time of his passing.

He enjoyed his work, doing word and crossword puzzles, and according to his family, was an avid storyteller. In the last several years, he also enjoyed genealogy.

Survivors include one son, Larry D. Hodgkins of Gray; three daughters, Andrea L. Jordan of Gorham, Amanda M. McGowen of Raymond and Sarah L. Franco of Salisbury, Vt.; one brother, Michael R. McGowen of Port St. Joe, Fla.; three grandsons; and David was expecting his first granddaughter in May.

Visiting hours were held on Tuesday at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Funeral services will be private. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: The David W. McGowen Vocational Scholarship Fund, c/o Peter Godsoe, Norway Savings Bank, 10 Franklin Drive, Windham, ME 04062.

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