Love and memories last forever...
  • 63 years old
  • Born on June 16, 1956 .
  • Passed away on September 20, 2019 .
John Patrick Mc Gowan, 63,  otherwise known as "Biggie and Moon" passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, September 20th. Son of the late John Mc Gowan and Mary Mc Gowan and late sister Eileen Mahoney.

John was born in Brooklyn, New York June 16, 1956. He resided in Washington Township, NJ. He graduated Audubon high school 1974 were he was a prominent athlete followed by "Glory Days" with his Great Friends and and the Mt. Ephraim Eagles Hockey. He worked for the New York City Housing Authority for over 22 years as an elevator mechanic and was a Teamster Local 237 Union Member where he had many beloved friends and awesome shop stories.

 John married the love of his life Anita DiOrio and quickly became a father to her two children Stefanie Amber Reis and Retired Major Derek DiOrio. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren who adored him; Morales, Frankie, Mikayla, Amber, Creighton, Arianna, Sophia, Ryan, Mya, and Angel. He was a positive influence to many nieces and nephews who will forever remember the wonderful summers spent with "Biggie " at the beach and his generous spirit .

He was an avid Yankees, Rangers, and Manchester United fan.

Those who were touched by John are invited to share stories, commiserate about New York sports, Man U, "life at the shop", softball, hockey teams, and celebrate his life at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 on Thursday September 26, 2019. Gathering of family and friends from 1-3 pm with a memorial service to follow at 3. Interment private at the convenience of the family. 
Posted by Richard Smith on September 25, 2019
John you will be missed. I will remember all the great times we had when me and Derek were growing up. You always treated me like I was your own. Rest easy my friend. Love you John.⚾️⚽️ Shep Moondog for eternity.
Posted by Stefanie-Amber Reis on September 25, 2019
We miss you , love you, and you will be forever in my heart ❤️
Love you to the “MOON” “ BIGGIE”
Posted by Chris Flynn on September 24, 2019
One of the best man I have ever had the privilege and honor to work with . If he liked you he always had your back if he didn’t god help you because he let you know it . I’m going to miss him he was not only my friend but truly a brother to me . I’m going to miss you

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