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Noel J. McGowan

October 10, 1939 May 11, 2019
Noel J. McGowan
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Noel J. McGowan, 79, died May 11, 2019. Born in Kearny, he was raised in Lyndhurst , lived in North Arlington and Lakeville, Pa. before moving to Largo, Florida in 2016. While growing up he was an avid Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He proudly served in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the First Special Forces unit on Okinawa. Noel was a graduate of both Bergen Community College and Ramapo College.Before retiring he worked as a computer systems analyst for MCI Corp. Earlier, he worked at Hoffmann La-Roche, Electronic Data Processing and Dunn and Bradstreet. Noel was an Honorary Life Member of the North Arlington Volunteer Fire Department Schuyler Engine Co. # 2 which he served for 30 years. He was named Fire Chief in 1985 and was honored as Fireman of the Year in 1997. He was a member of the North Arlington Exempt Firemen’s Association and Ex-Chief’s Club. Noel was a charter member of the Bayonne Fire Dept. Canteen. He was a member of the Knights of Fire Motorcycle Club and the Angels of Fire Motorcycle Club. Noel also volunteered his time with the Lakeville , Pa. Fire Police. He was the beloved brother of Doris M. Stoner; the devoted father of Colleen, Kevin and Kenneth , and the cherished grandfather of Joshua Noel and Makenzie Nicole. Funeral from the Parow Funeral Home 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Friday, May 17th at 9 a.m. thence to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington for the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made to the American Cancer Society 986 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.

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4:00 PM 5/16/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Parow Funeral Home

185 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Parow Funeral Home
185 Ridge Road North Arlington 07031 NJ
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 5/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Queen of Peace Church

186 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Queen of Peace Church
186 Ridge Road North Arlington 07031 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum Final Resting Place

340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

340 Ridge Road North Arlington 07031 NJ
United States

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