David C. Gower
November 13, 1926 – August 6, 2020
Cortlandt Manor, NY
David C. Gower passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. He was 90 years old. Son of the late Edward and Margaret Loudon Gower, he was born on November 13, 1929, in Yonkers, NY.
David proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Airborne from 1949 to 1952 as a Korean War veteran. He received an Honorable Discharge. On October 4, 1953 he married the love of his life, Evelyn Marie Bailey, a marriage of more than 63 years. On October 1, 1956, David was sworn in as a Firefighter for the City of Yonkers Fire Department. He retired on February 14, 1982. He was a member of many organizations including New York State Retired Police and Fire Association, Holy Name Society of Yonkers Fire Department, Christ The King Church in Yonkers, and attended Sacred Heart Church in Highland Falls. David proudly coowned and operated Koepper Moving and Storage in the City of Mt Vernon NY, later in Hastings, NY.
Survivors include his children: Nancy Carroll and her husband Peter; Peggy Lauricella; David Hank Gower and his wife Marietta; and Elizabeth Gower; his grandchildren: George, David, Bailey, Paul, Mark, Matthew, Daniel, Douglas and Eva, and by seven great grandchildren. David was predeceased by his wife Evelyn, and his son-in-law Ralph Lauricella.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Highland Falls, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday August 13, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main St., Highland Falls, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be limited occupancy and we ask you to please adhere to the state regulations regarding face masks and distancing.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105