Brendan A. McGowan

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Brendan A. McGowan, 18, of North Huntingdon, tragically passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019.  He was born July 12, 2000, in Pittsburgh, the son of David and Darlene (Daugherty) McGowan.  Brendan was a 2019 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School where he was an honor student and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Brendan planned to attend the University of Pittsburgh this fall.  He was an all-around sportsman and especially enjoyed playing baseball for Greensburg Central Catholic, NCAA, PAL and various travel teams.  He ran cross country and enjoyed music, gardening, deer hunting, fishing, riding bikes, snowboarding and spending time with his friends.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, David E. Daugherty and paternal grandparents, Judge Bernard J. McGowan and Mary Aileen McGowan, a beloved friend, and his pup Bailey.  He is survived by his sister Kaitlynn McGowan, aunts Kathy (David) Fertal, Mary Ann (Tim) Senecal, uncles Brian J. McGowan and Kevin J. (Cassandre) McGowan, numerous cousins and friends and  two canine companions Hannah and Nia.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to the McGowan Family for a future scholarship program.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

Originally published June 15, 2019.

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