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Mark Steven Gowan

April 9, 1960 - January 2, 2016

Virginia Beach – Mark Steven Gowan, 55, died January 2, 2016.  Mark was born in Warwick, RI to Paulette S. Gowan and the late Donald E. Gowan.  He enjoyed caring for his family and spending time with and helping his neighbors and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Denise Borte (David) of Norfolk, Mark E. Gowan (Carla) of Virginia Beach, and Brandi Gowan (Kris) of Norfolk; his mother, Paulette S. Gowan of Virginia Beach; siblings, Donna Mizrachi (Yehuda), Helen Harris (Dana), and Arthur Gowan, all of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Trey, Quinn, Ethan, and Bennett; and host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel on Thursday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  A graveside service will be held on Friday at 10:30 am at Princess Anne Memorial Park with Pastor Chuck Haley officiating.  Donations to help the family with funeral expenses may be made at  Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: 10:30 am


Princess Anne Memorial Park

1110 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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