Robert L. “Bobby” McGowan II

February 2, 1965 - January 27, 2023

Robert L. “Bobby” McGowan II, age 57, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 2, 1965, he was a son of the late Robert L. and B. Lynne (Selby) McGowan. Bobby was a graduate of William Penn High School in 1983. In the early years of his career, he worked at Star Enterprise Oil Refinery and later became his own boss starting a career in construction.

Bobby was a true outdoorsman, spending countless hours off shore fishing and waterfowl hunting. Putting his skills to the test, he often competed in duck calling competitions, winning many championships. In his younger years, Bobby enjoyed playing soccer and baseball. He loved cheering on his beloved Philadelphia teams, the Eagles and the Flyers, and playing cornhole.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lynne McGowan. He is survived by his brother, Keith A. McGowan (Janna) of Dover; and niece and nephew, Kate and Colin McGowan, both of Dover.

All services will be held privately.

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7 Condolences for Robert L. “Bobby” McGowan II

  • Saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. We played little league together and we caught up many years later to reminisce. Prayer to his family and friends.

  • Bobby I was sorry to hear the news of your passing . I know it’s been a while since we were together, I hope you all are enjoying one another up there. Gone but Never forgotten!
    Love, Cousin Tracey

  • I only knew you for a short time.
    I enjoyed every moment and conversation we had together about sports, cooking, and life in general. You were a joy to hang out with and I will miss seeing you. Rest in peace my sweet friend.

  • He was a great friend & all around nice guy. Rest easy Bob. You will surely be missed.

  • I was so sad to hear about Bob’s passing. Bob was a good guy, a true friend, caring and loving! I’m so sad that he’s no longer with us. I met him at my son’s house. We were family. He used to come hang out with us whenever there was a gathering at my son’s house. Jose and Bob were good friends. He always told me how much he loves him and how proud he was of him. Rest In Peace dear Bob. You will forever live in our hearts ♥️

  • So sorry for your loss. Bobby and I went to school together at Gunning Bedford and Wm Penn. He was a really nice guy. So sad to hear of his passing. Prayers and God Bless.

  • Bob was a great guy and friend. We always had a great time fishing together. He was the kind of guy who would do anything to help you. Miss you Bob.