Jonathan James McGowan

Jonathan James McGowan (Jamie), age 64, of Holly MI, passed peacefully in June of 2024. Born in Detroit, MI on September 23, 1960, he was a graduate of North Farmington High School.

Jon was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Gordon H. McGowan, Rose Marie (Nieradtka) McGowan and Gordon Scott McGowan.

Jon was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the age of 20 and independently lived the best life possible with support from his family, friends and community. He enjoyed tinkering with his Camaro, cooking for his friends, and listening to rock and roll music.

He is survived by his sisters, Judy Dietz and Melynda Penny and brother Geoffrey McGowan, along with nieces and nephews.

In honor of Jon, memorial donations may be made to either the Rose Hill Center, 5130 Rose Hill Boulevard, Holly, MI 48442, or to Michigan Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) using their website at


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