October 21, 1925 - December 29th, 2010
Francis Gerard Owen, of Newburgh died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Newburgh Campus. He was 85.
Francis was born in Fort Lee, NJ on October 21, 1925, the son of the late Charles and Marie Wolfe Owen.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman 2nd Class in World War II and during the Korean War. He retired as a salesman with Travelers Insurance Co. Newburgh after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marcella Jones Owen at home; two brothers, Donald Owen of West Palm Beach, FL and the Honorable Joseph Owen and his wife, Patricia of Circleville; two sisters, Victoria Owen of Middletown and Alice Naishibi of San Francisco, CA and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Lafayette T. Owens and sister, Ruth Cecilia Lyons.
Friends are invited to call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 2nd at Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Ave, Middletown, NY. Military Graveside Services will be held at St. Columba Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 3rd, 2011.
Arrangements are under the guidance of Morse Funeral Home Inc, Middletown, NY; 343-6918