Gary Lee Mowen
Born October 8, 1949
Gary Lee Mowen, age 67, of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 8, 1949, Gary was the son of the late Robert and Norma Adams Mowen. After completing his undergraduate degree at Clarion University in 1971, he made his career as a math teacher for the Wicomico County Public School District. Gary accepted a position with the Wicomico County Corrections Department, where he worked as a GED instructor until his retirement.
An avid sports fan, he was a passionate supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gary gave of his time by serving as both an umpire for various girls’ softball teams and as a high school football referee in Wicomico County. He also volunteered as a youth sports coach for children with developmental disabilities. In his leisure time, Gary enjoyed flower gardening and visiting Longwood Gardens with his children and grandchildren. He adored being with his family and especially loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. A beloved husband, father, stepfather, brother, and grandfather, Gary will be lovingly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Barbara A. (Gliniak) Mowen; children, Michael Beth Edwards (John) of Frederick, MD, Jeremiah Lee Mowen (Dawn) of Hebron, MD, and Rebecca Falibota (Shane) of Frederick, MD; stepchildren, Michele Youngson (Michael) of Bear and Anthony DiVirgilis (Lorraine) of Newark; siblings, Cherilyn Fry (Herman), who spent every day by her brother’s side at Allegheny General Hospital, and devoted brother, John Mowen, all of Pittsburgh, PA; and 13 grandchildren, Hannah, Jason, Esther, Abigail, Joshua, Simon, Eli, Taylor, Noah, Kyle, Kaleb, Tyler, and Julia.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon, August 30, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the Port Penn Cat Colony, c/o Homeless Cat Helpers, PO Box 1234, Seaford, DE 19973 or by visiting https://GivingGrid.com/PPCCSupport.