Steven A. Gowin, 54, of Creston, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer.
Steve was born Sept. 12, 1962 in Akron and was the son of James Sr. and Angela (McKenzie) Gowin. He graduated from Green High School in 1980 and on March 31, 1991 married Kathy E. Jones and she survives. He was working as a salesman at Coca-Cola in Akron and had previously worked at Frito Lay in Wooster. Steve had made his home in Creston for the past 20 years where he raised his family and where he was a Boy Scout Leader and active with in his kids school activities. Steve was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially his two grandson.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy; children, Patrick (Rhonda) Gowin of Wooster; Daniel Gowin of Pittsburgh and Stephanie Gowin of the home; grandsons, Logan and Hunter; his mother, Angela Gowin of Akron; brothers, James Gowin Jr. and Gary Gowin both of Akron; sister, Sharon Green of Akron; his mother-in-law, Betty L. Jones of Louisville and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Lora Ratliff and his father-in-law, Clarence Jones.
Services will be Thursday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Rev. Donald Kuntz officiating. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
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Name: Ed & Kathy Gowin
We were sad to hear about Steven's death. Our thoughts & prayers will be for all the family left behind. May you get through this difficult time. He will be missed. love, Ed & Kathy Gowin