Malcolm Joseph Gowen Jr., a caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, was surrounded by family as he went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2022. He was born to Malcolm Joseph Gowen Sr. and Mary Weems Gowen on November 3, 1936.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Tila; son, Ron Gowen and his wife, Celeste; daughter, Tila Marie Gowen-Achuff and her husband, Tom; eight grandchildren Tessa, Rachel, Gage, Lauren, Madison, Sydney, Cassie, Sarah; great grandson, Jack; and sister Nancy Gowen. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mimi Gowen; and two sons, Malcolm III and Anthony (Tony).
A proud Notre Dame University graduate with a successful career in electronical engineering, Malcolm’s most cherished accomplishment was his family. He was a loving, dedicated and loyal husband. In his retirement he became an avid photographer to capture special moments with his kids and grandkids. He spent weekends cheering on his favorite football team, Go Irish, loved nature and fishing with his son.
He was a member of the Norte Dame Alumni Club and Phoenix Art Museum. A member of St. Patrick’s Church where he volunteered and was a member of the Men’s Club.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Community Church, 10815 N. 84th Street in Scottsdale, visitation at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Mass at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com