Paul D. Gow, age 98, resident of Venango Twp., Crawford County, PA since 1976 and formerly of Sheakleyville, PA died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Juniper Village, Meadville, PA. He had lived at Juniper Village for the past 3 years. Born on March 6, 1911 in Meadville, he was a son of the late Ruda M. Gow and Mabel McCartney Gow. On May 5, 1939 he married the former Viola June Foust and she preceded him in death on April 12, 1993.
Gow, Paul D.Paul was a dairy farmer and for 12 years was also an equipment operator and maintenance worker for PennDOT, retiring in 1976. Some years ago Paul served Venango Township as tax assessor.
Surviving family members include two daughters – Esther Closky and her husband, Donald and Evelyn Eakin and her husband, Richard both of Cambridge Springs; five grandchildren – Donald Riley, Deborah Baer, Ralph Eakin, Ronald Eakin, and Donald Closky; 12 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; and one brother- Carl Gow. He was preceded in death, in addition to his wife, by a granddaughter – Denise Closky; three brothers – Merle Gow, Glenn Gow, and Nelson Titus; and three sisters – Ellen Titus, Dorothy Cooper, and Ruth Gow.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-5 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Saturday at 11:00. Reverend Rod Beardsley, pastor of the Cambridge Springs First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation; 915 State Street, Erie, PA 16507.