December 20, 2017
Joseph P McGowan II, 43, of Absecon, passed away following a tragic accident on Dec 20, 2017. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a proud member of IBEW Local 351 and a drummer in the popular local rock band, No Clue. Joe was predeceased by his father, Charles J. McGowan in August. He leaves behind his young sons, of whom he was so proud, Nicholas and Jeremy, and their mother, Eva, of Mays Landing; the love of his life, Jodi (Caramma) Karpinski and her children Riley and Carter of Northfield; his grieving mother, Margaret (Smith) DiVetro of Lakeland, FL; his loving stepmom, Kathy (Bradley) McGowan of Absecon; his heartbroken sister, Sandi Greco (Lee) of Mays Landing and brother, Ryan McGowan (Catherine) of Absecon; his nephews, Jim Guenther (Kym Cooper) of Galloway, Chase Guenther of Mays Landing, Dylan Guenther (Beth Raymer) of Los Angeles, Jesse Guenther of Virginia Beach, Anthony Greco, Perry Greco of Erial, and Charles James “CJ” McGowan; niece, Molly McGowan of Absecon; and great nephews, great niece, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his Winding River Campground family. Joe was an avid Eagles and Flyers fan. He served as a hockey coach for Mays Landing street hockey. A talented musician Joe played guitar, piano and drums. Joe had an infectious smile and unique, boisterous laugh that lit up the room and was the go-to person for so many people. Joe continued his giving nature as an organ donor. The family has been notified that Joe has saved at least two (2) lives already. Please consider becoming a donor and/or donating to Gift of Life at http://www.donors1.org in lieu of flowers. In addition, an educational fund will be setup for Nicholas and Jeremy in the near future. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28th from 7pm - 9pm and again on Friday, December 29 from 10am - 12pm. The service will immediately follow 12pm. All will take place at Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway 609-641-0001. A BYOB luncheon to celebrate Joe’s life will immediately follow at Winding River Campground. For condolences or directions, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.
Joseph P McGowan II, 43, of Absecon, passed away following a tragic accident on Dec 20, 2017. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a proud member of IBEW Local 351 and a drummer in the popular local rock band, No Clue.... View Obituary & Service Information
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