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Robert S. "Bob"
Gowan

April 18, 1940 – November 27, 2018

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Obituary for Robert S. "Bob" Gowan

Robert “Bob” S. Gowan, age 78, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at his home with his wife by his side, as always

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on April 18, 1940, he was the son of Stanley and Marie (Trombley) Gowan. Bob, married Anita Hough on January 20, 1962 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Bob, lovingly referred to by many as ‘Papa’, worked locally all his life. Bob had been employed for many years as a substitute school teacher for the Saranac Lake Central School District and he was also a member of the New York State National Guard. Bob loved traveling, hunting, ‘50s music, and dining out, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. His family was the joy of his life. Papa will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife Anita Gowan of Saranac Lake; one daughter Barbara Jo Gowan of Waddington; two grandchildren Corinne Gambacurta currently attending George Washington University and Julian Gambacurta currently attending Clarkson University; one brother and sister-in-law, George and Bobbi Gowan of Syracuse, one sister-in-law and her husband, Ginger and William Dora of Mt. Dora Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home, with Rev. Daniel Shumway officiating. Burial will take place at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Robert S. Gowan may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake High School Musical Department in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

When Saturday, December 1st, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
Address
20 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY
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Service Information

When
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 7:00pm
Officiating
Rev. Daniel Shumway
Location
Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
Address
20 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY

Interment Information

Location
Pine Ridge Cemetery
Address
Pine Street
Saranac Lake, NY