The Citizens Voice - BREAKING NEWS: Monsignor McGowan dies
Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan, 80, a longtime priest, ubiquitous community leader and sought-after speaker known for his quick wit, died today at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
The renowned toastmaster and philanthropist once upstaged comedy legend Bob Hope and spoke before hundreds of organizations across the country.
I didn't know him personally, but I was many times in the position of taking photos of him, and he was always a spritely subject, and, well, just a cute old tweety.
Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan at "Operation Thank You", by the Luzerne Foundation in honour of veterans, held at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. June 14 2005
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