Patrick McGowan

Patrick J. McGowan, 79, passed awny peacefully in the company of his loving family, at home, in Sonoma on October 13, 2014.   Born in Martinez, California in 1935, Patrick spent his career in business, human resources, training & development. and telecommunications; most notably working as a pioneer of corporate and industrial television broadcasting.

In retirement, Patrick pursued his passion of wood-working.   A self-taught craftsman, he filled not only his home, but also the homes of his children, with beautiful, expertly-crafted furniture; symbols of his ethics for hard work, honesty and self-reliance that will be treasured by generations of McGowans to come.

Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Dionne; his devoted children, Sean, Kevin, Kerri and Timothy; their partners or spouses, Jessica, Miho, Roland and Celeste; and his two brilliant grandchildren, Kai and Ahlia.   A devoted family man, they will remember a husband, father, grnndfother who lived by principles of respect, fairness and integrity.