Raymond C. Mow Obituary, Death – Ray and I had collaborated on a number of school projects. For Erickson McGovern Architects and the entire design industry, this is a significant loss. We regret to inform you that Raymond C. Mow, Managing Principal at Erickson McGovern Architects, passed away. On April 8, 2023, Ray suffered an untimely heart attack and departed away.
A respected and thoughtful manager, peer, friend, professional, and man.
All those he encountered were affected by his optimism and compassion. He was a great leader, architect, and construction manager because of these attributes. He not only constructed spaces and buildings, but also improved the lives of those whose lives were influenced by his designs because of his ability to see problems from all angles while keeping the demands of customers and core users as his first concern.
Ray has left a legacy of brilliance and consideration. He is well-liked by the Erickson McGovern employees and esteemed by the architectural world. His absence will be felt deeply. His parents Charles and Edith Mow, brother Melvin, sister Marlene, and sister Marlene all predeceased him. Ray was born in Chicago on November 5, 1940, and was raised in an Irish neighborhood on the South Side. He was a huge sports fan, rooting for the White Sox, Bears, and Bulls as well as absolutely adoring golf.
His career was with the 3M Company, and during his time there, he remained close friends with Paul Miller and John Foffel. He was a kind, sympathetic, and warm man. In the beginning, he and his wife Dawn would go dancing once a week and he loved to travel. His recent obsessions were becoming well enough to visit Ireland, where he treasured his Irish background, and rescuing a new Golden Retriever to take the place of his beloved dog Mickey.
The affection Ray received from his wife Dawn, daughter Gabrielle, and many others will be sorely missed. Peace be with you, Ray. On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 12:30, a memorial ceremony will be place in the Chapel at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 W Bode Road, Schaumburg, 847.882.7580. Please donate to the animal rescue of your choosing in Ray’s honor in lieu of flowers. DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel made the arrangements (630) 293-5200.