Christy Lou (Briest) McGowan

Born: Tue., Nov. 15, 1955
Died: Thu., May 23, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., May 28, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Memorial Service

7:00 PM Tue., May 28, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

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Christy Lou McGowan, age 63, of Port Carbon, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at her home.
Born in Pottsville, PA on November 15, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Tony Deramo and the late Charles Briest.
Christy was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School, Class of 1973 and then went on to graduate from the Ford Business School in Pottsville. She worked at the Miners National Bank and the M&T Bank in Pottsville.
Christy was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Port Carbon and enjoyed going yardsaling and spending time with her grandchildren..
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Chad Briest.
Christy is survived by a son Billy McGowan and his wife Ann, Port Carbon; a daughter Marcy Kleckner, Orwigsburg; four grandchildren: Billy, Brenna, Vernon and Kallie; three sisters: Sue Bennett and her longtime companion Don McGovern, Pottsville, Jane Wolfe and her husband Mike, Palo Alto, and Angie Briest, Williamsport; and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike Street, Port Carbon at 7PM on Tuesday, May 28th, with Pastor Chris Rotharpt officiating.
Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 5-7PM at the Funeral Home.
Interment will be held private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.
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Debbie Sheehan
   Posted Sun May 26, 2019
How can we adequately express our sorrow? A beautiful bright light has been dimmed. However, we all know she’s sharing her great big love with every other angel, and cracking up God with her sense of humor (including all our outrageous private jokes!!). Such a fun soul!! We laughed so often together. And we cried together too. She was the best of best!!

She is with us always, free of her challenges, and watching over us.

My heart is broken, and my prayers rise for those who loved her so very much.

Until we meet again, fly high, my friend. Love always....

Bonnie Russell Quinlan
   Posted Tue May 28, 2019
My deepest sympathies. May she rest in peace. PAHS 73 Bonnie Russell Quinlan