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Bernard J. McGowan
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Birth: 1929
Death: Feb. 19, 2012
McKeesport
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA


Bernard J. McGowan, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (retired), age 82, of McKeesport, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary Aileen Truitt, he was a graduate of the McKeesport High School, class of 1947. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1951, and went on to earn his J.D. at the University's law school in 1954. He served three years in the Marine Corps receiving an honorable discharge as first lieutenant. He served as State Judge Advocate and State Commander in the AMVETS Organization. He practiced law in McKeesport from 1958 to 1975, during which time he also served as solicitor for the Allegheny County Coroner's Office. In 1976, he was elected to the Court of Common Pleas. He presided in the Criminal, Civil and Orphan's Court Divisions. While in the Civil Division, he served as Calendar Control Judge for the court. He retired from the Civil Division in 1999 and continued to serve as a senior judge in the Orphan's Court until 2004.
 
 
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  Mary Aileen Truitt McGowan (1933 - 2010)
 
Burial:
Round Hill Cemetery
Elizabeth
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Gary Hancharik
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85321637
Bernard J. McGowan
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- Gary Hancharik
 Added: Oct. 20, 2013
 
 
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