Born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Joseph and Verna McGovern, he had been a Falls resident for the past 35 years.
Mr. McGovern was an accountant with Merrill Lynch for 25 years in both New York city and Plainsboro, N.J. He graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam and an Honor Guard volunteer at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. He was enthusiastic about home landscaping, fishing, both ocean and fresh water, and Philadelphia Eagles Football. He loved spending time with his family and baby sitting his grandchildren. His witty sense of humor and ability to make us laugh even during the most difficult of times will be missed
He is survived by his wife, Linda A. McGovern; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Craig and Nicole McGovern of Downingtown, Pa., and Brad and Jill McGovern of Conshohocken, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Steve Selleny of King of Prussia, Pa.; three brothers, Joseph McGovern of Oriental, N.C., Charles McGovern of Lansdale, Pa., and Harry Magrisi of Yardley; and four grandchildren, Jack, Zoe, Ian and Juliet. He was also the brother of the late Terry Randall and Diane Magrisi.
Funeral services will be at 8:15 a.m. Friday at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave. (River Road), Yardley. Burial will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DVA), 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, ww.cst.dva.org.