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Robert John McGowan

September 29, 1956 ~ January 29, 2020

Robert John McGowan, 63, a lifelong resident of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away January 29, 2020 at VNA Hospice House.

He was born September 29, 1956 in Queens, New York and served in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. McGowan was the owner of B&G Quality Painting, Inc and took great pride in his work. Bob loved animals, was passionate about music, attended many concerts and festivals, was a chess enthusiast, and enjoyed all sports, especially football. He was an old hippie at heart; peace and love, and wore a waist length ponytail for most of his life. Bob was a compassionate soul and he had a heart of gold.

Bob is survived by his mother, Mary Mandarino McGowan of Vero Beach; brother, William G. McGowan of Vero Beach; dearest friend, Anna Porter of Waltham, MA; and his beloved dog, Bosco. He was predeceased by his father, William McGowan.

Memorial contributions may be made to H.A.L.O. No-Kill Animal Rescue, or to VNA Hospice & Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960.

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Robert Parman

January 31, 2020, 4:54 pm

My deepest sympathy at this time. Bob and i became reacquainted several years ago and have remained in touch since. Such a wonderful man. I will miss him. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of Bob and your family at this time.

Teri Barrett

January 31, 2020, 9:08 pm

Dearest Billy and family,
My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Bob was one of the kindest people I have ever known. We had a lot of fun times in high school and ran into each other now and then over the years. Always had his big smile and long ponytail , such a sweetheart. May he Rest In Peace.

Linda Hammock

February 1, 2020, 1:10 pm

Bob and I shared many happy memories during our time together. He had so many good qualities -his kindness and love of others, his boundless energy and enthusiasm for life. He lived his life to the fullest the way he wanted. I grieve with you at his loss.

A-1 Painting of Vero / Joel

February 2, 2020, 2:32 pm

What a guy….. He will be missed..
An amazing tradesmen and such a warm hearted individual…

John Phillips

February 8, 2020, 2:08 pm

Super guy. Bob and i both dated the same woman 1986. I met Bob at a party she gave – where we both discovered what we had in common. I helped Bob get his house on Bonita ave in Vero. We were friends for many years. A perfectionist at his trade. I admired his work and ethics. Great man and high quality friend.

Marsha Sammons scharr

February 16, 2020, 12:30 am

My condolences to his family. So very sorry for your loss.

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