James Ryan Levan

James Ryan Levan, age 32, of Berwick was found unexpectedly passed away in his home on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Born in Danville on November 14, 1990, he was the son of Diane K. (Levan) Chapin of Berwick and Thomas McGowan, Wilmington, DE.

James loved writing music and singing. He enjoyed hanging out with his family, especially with his many nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by his mother Diane Chapin; stepfather, Shane Welch and wife Rachelle; biological father, Thomas McGowan and wife Melissa; stepmother, Monica Mazza; maternal grandparents, Ray and Kaye Levan; paternal grandparents, John and Ruth Welch; paternal great grandmother, Leona White. He also leaves behind sisters: Aubree Shafer and her children, Arya, Izabella, Christopher “CJ”, and James; Brittney Welch and her children, Hannah Teagan, and Kaleb; Natasha (Welch) Gorham and husband Dillon and their children, Stefan, Silas, and Kathryn; Samantha McGowan; Mackenzie McGowan; Lilliana McGowan; stepsisters, Jessie and Jamie Womelsdorf and their children, Alicia, Niesha, Brynlee, Braxton, and Ciena; brothers, Thomas McGowan Jr and Alexander McGowan; stepbrother, Damon Niedermeier and wife Jordan and their children, Jaxon, Louis, and Patrick; as well as many aunts; uncles; and cousins.

James always lit up any room he entered, and he knew how to have a good time. He had an extremely contagious laugh and smile. He will be forever loved and missed by many!

Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third St, Nescopeck followed by a memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 E Third St, Nescopeck, PA 18635 to help defray his final expenses.

Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@hellerfuneralhomellc.com.

Family’s choice of florist: Berwick Floral

201 W 2nd St, Berwick, PA 18603

(570) 752-2714