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Janet E. McGowan

August 13, 1930 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 87)

Janet E. McGowan passed away peacefully at Hallsworth House on Monday February 26th, 2018 from a long battle with cancer. Janet was born August 13, 1930 to Andrew and Ada Saccani Ehko in Charleroi. Janet attended Charleroi Area Schools, graduating in the class of 1948. Janet is survived by sons: Dr. Mark D. Zimmerman and wife, Diane, of Alabama, and Michael L. Beazell and wife, Marti, from Charleroi. She is also survived by brother’s Edward Ehko, Robert Ehko and wife Arlene, sister, Olive Pulaski, and sister-in-law Gerri Ehko. Janet is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her son, Dr. Kenneth D. Zimmerman, former husband Merlyn D. Zimmerman, husband Lester S. Beazell, and husband Willis A. McGowan. At Janet’s request there will be no funeral services and desired to be cremated and her ashes be scattered along with her late husband, Willis, at a special place for both of them. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hallsworth House for the care Janet received in the last five years and Dr. Andrew Zahalsky and his staff at Mon-Valley Oncology for their continued care. Arrangements were entrusted to SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC. Online condolences may be sent to the family via


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