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Obert, William Cecil

William Cecil Obert, 87, of Panama City, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. He was born on November 18, 1925 in Chipley, Florida.

He loved the outdoors, fishing, and hunting, especially coon hunting. Cecil was a Korean War Veteran and retired from the Civil Service at Tyndall Air Force Base, some years back. He was a Blue Lodge Master Mason thirty second degree and a Scottish rite with Harry Jackson Lodge 314, where he received a fifty year pin. In addition, he also was a noble of the Mystic Shrine.

Cecil, along with his two brothers, served in the Korean War. Cecil was part of “The Chosin Few,” a non-profit organization that honors those who served in the Epic Chosin Reservoir Campaign in North Korea in 1950. During the war, Cecil's tank was hit and he was wounded seriously, which led to a month long stay in a Japanese hospital. Cecil and his brother, John received Purple Heart medals for their service during the Korean War.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Aberta and daughter, Linda Gayle Obert. He is survived by three daughters, Cathryn Ann Ebel (Gary), Joyce Darsey Sauls (David), Jackie Birge Wills; two sons, Joel Ray Obert and William C. Obert Jr. (Janet Faye); two brothers, John Obert and Mallory “Doc” Obert; seven grandchildren, with special mention to grandson, Cody, who assisted his grandfather during his illness; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 5, 2013, at the church Cecil attended, First Baptist Church of Southport, 1732 Bridge Street, Southport, FL, 32409. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the church.

O'Brien, Martin J. "Marty"

Martin J. "Marty" O'Brien, 76, died on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Maine Medical Center in Portland as a result of heart complications.

He was born in Boston on April 2, 1930, the son of Martin (Matt) O'Brien and Ellen (Ellie) O'Brien.  He graduated from Boston English School in 1947 and from Bliss College in 1958. He attended the University of Maine (Extension from 1959 to 1960). He joined the regular Army, 1st Cavalry Division (Armor), in 1948. He served in Japan from 1949 to 1950, and served honorably in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951.

After the war, he transferred to the Continental U.S. HQ 1st Army until 1952, and served in Germany with the 17th Signal Battalion until 1953. In 1955 he joined the active Army Reserve, and in 1965 he joined the active Naval Reserve until 1974. Martin was the recipient of many medals and citations, too numerous to mention, for his dedication and devotion to his country.

As a civilian, Marty worked for the U.S. government for the Department of the Army from 1957-65, and the Department of the Treasury until 1974. He then moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the Department of Energy until his retirement in 1985. Upon retirement, Martin returned to Maine and worked for Community Service Communications Inc. in Winthrop.

Martin was a lifelong member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association of the American Legion, and the Korean War Veterans Association. He was a former member and a Memorial Committee member of the Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter, builders of the Maine Korean War Memorial in Bangor. He was founder and past president of the CPL Clair Goodblood (MOH) Chapter in Augusta, builders of the CPL Clair Goodblood Medal of Honor Memorial in Burnham.  He is the author of "The Korean War: Forgotten Soldiers of a Forgotten War ... No Longer Forgotten," "Above and Beyond The Call Of Duty" and "The CPL Clair Goodblood Story."

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Helene O'Brien of Augusta; two daughters, Patty Matthews of Winthrop, and Kathy Walker and husband Greg of Winthrop; two sisters, Eileen Collins and Sheila Dion of Marshfield, Mass.; five grandchildren, Marty Matthews and wife Shana of Lewiston, Angie Matthews of Winthrop, Jeff Matthews and wife Feather of Monmouth, Michael Nelbach of Augusta and Jennifer Nelbach of Winthrop; and one great-grandchild, Darius Dunn of Winthrop.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta on July 26 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Korean War Veterans Association, 163 Deerbrook Trail, Pineville, LA 71360. Arrangements are in the care of Funeral Alternatives, L.L.C., of Augusta.

Offutt, Jerome P.

Jerome P. Offutt, a retired electrical worker and decorated Korean War veteran, died of renal cell cancer June 15, 2006, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 75. Mr. Offutt was born in Baltimore and raised on Morley Street. He was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and enlisted in the Army in 1951. A member of an artillery unit, Mr. Offutt saw combat in Korea. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and attained the rank of corporal. He returned to Baltimore and went to work in 1953 for Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Oleman, Herbert Ellis

Funeral services for Burney resident Herbert Ellis Oleman will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at McDonalds Chapel in Burney. Burial at Burney Cemetery will be at a later date.

“Herb” passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Redding. He faced his recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with indescribable courage.  Born on January 14, 1930 in Summit, Oregon, he was one of nine children born to Kenneth and Ellen Oleman.

From 1951 to 1957 he served in the US Army, proudly fighting in the Korean War. Herb was a truck driver and a jack of all trades.

Herb was predeceased by the love if his life, his sweetheart Marguriet, his precious son Robert Jacobs, his sister Rosemary Horn, and brothers, Harvey, Ron and Rodney Oleman. He is survived by daughter, Glinda Peterson and her husband Cliff of Redding; sisters, Beverly Malloy, Browsnville, Oregon; Delores Moore, Scio, Oregon and Phyllis Delgado, Portland, Oregon and brother, David Oleman, Toledo, Oregon. He also leaves behind his beloved grandsons and their wives, Rob and Shannon Peterson, Redding; Canen and Aimee Peterson, Folsom, California, and Nate and Lindsy Peterson, Redding, and seven great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews he loved so much.

May You Get The Rest You So Greatly Deserve.  Please make donations in his memory to Interim Hospice, 970 Executive Way, Redding, California 96001.

O'Neill, Charles Francis

Charles Francis O'Neill, 82, of Champaign, Illinois, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday March 7, 2014 at his home.  Visitation for Charles will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 12 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, Illinois.  Interment will take place at 1 p.m. the same day in Oakridge Cemetery, Springfield.

He was born on September 18, 1931, in Springfield to Francis and Christine Cox O'Neill.  He married Irene Johnson-Bruce and they have celebrated 35 years of happiness.

Survivors include his wife Irene of Champaign, four sons, Brian (Pam) O'Neill, Pat (Sherrie) O'Neill and Tim O'Neill, all of Pontiac; two stepsons, Ed and Robert Bruce, both of California; one daughter, Teresa (Wayne) Houston of Springfield, and one stepdaughter, Carol Bruce of California.  Also surviving is one sister, Marian Richards.  Charles is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 64 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Nancy O'Neill, Sandra O'Neill-Fuller, Margaret "Peggy" Baker and Barbara Forestier.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in a Marine Recon unit during the Korean War.  He was employed at Meadow Gold/Bordens for 40 years before retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW and the American Legion.  He was also a member of the Savoy United Methodist Church and was a lifelong fan of the Fighting Illini. 

Opolka, John Carl Jr.

John C. Opolka, Jr.
Mahomet – “God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arm around you and whispered, “Come to Me”. – Author unknown.
John Carl “Junior” Opolka, Mahomet, passed peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife at 1:40 a.m. on Friday (December 11, 2015) at Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (December 15, 2015) at St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign with the Rev. Mark Elliott and Rev. Jeff Caithamer officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Cemetery, Champaign. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday (December 14, 2015) at Morgan Funeral Home, Savoy.
John, the first born son of John and Fern (Honecker) Opolka, was born on June 3, 1928 at Womac, a small mining town near Centralia, IL. John married Gladys Saathoff on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign, IL with Reverend J.G. Kaiser officiating. She survives. John graduated from Urbana High School in 1947. During high school, he was a member of the golf team for four years. He also taught art class at the high school during the last two months of a semester when the art teacher resigned. That was a happy time for him. He then attended the University of Illinois for one year. He served in the Korean War. Upon discharge, he went back to work at the University of Illinois Printing Division where he was employed for 39 years. He looked forward to and enjoyed every day at work. When he retired in 1988, he was the Superintendent of the Printing Division. One week after retiring, he worked three years at Crouse Printing, Champaign, IL as Vice-President. He worked part-time at K’s Merchandise for nine years.

From 1957-1959, he was President of the Champaign-Urbana Printing Pressman and Assistant Union Local 219. John was named Champaign-Urbana Jaycees “Boss of the Year”. John is a life member of Ambucs. He received the Project Manager Award; Superior Club President; Region 4-A “Mr. Ambucs”; District 4-A Secretary Treasurer; Distinguished Governor 4-A Award; Superior Region 4-A Award; and the Distinguished Regional Director Region 4-A Award. John served as a member of the Mahomet, IL Zoning Committee and a Trustee on Mahomet Village Board. John was instrumental in bringing ESDA (formerly known as Civil Defense) into Mahomet. He was a member of the Board of Education and a member of the Board of Elders at St. John Lutheran Church, where he was a member all of his adult years; he participated in plays through the Community Theater Group, Mahomet and he served as a Champaign County Election Judge. John was one of the first 50 applicants to receive a Printing Management degree equal to a B.A. He is a member of Mahomet Post 1015 American Legion and a Life member of Urbana VFW 630. On June 16, 2015, John had the privilege of going on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington, DC. His grandson, Jeremy Watts, escorted him as guardian on the trip. This was a memorable trip and he was thankful for the people that arranged it.
John is survived by his children, John III (Pam) of Princeton, IA; Gregory (Diana) of Gray, GA; Letitia Cundiff of Champaign; Carolyn (Craig) Rothman of Short Hills, NJ; one brother Jack (Joan) Opolka of Urbana; one sister, Betty (Ray) Pittman of Batavia, IL; seven grandchildren: Sarah (Kevin) Zalanowski of Naperville; Rebecca Opolka of Davenport, IA; Amanda (Ryan) Strom of Davenport, IA; Jaime Watts of Urbana; Jeremy Watts of Champaign; Courtney Rothman of Short Hills, NJ; Stephanie Rothman of Short Hills, NJ and three great grandchildren, Brayden, Nolan and Harper.
John was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a great fan of country music, especially the Bement Country Opry and the great hymns of Martin Luther as well as classical music. He had a tremendous sense of humor. He loved walking, playing golf and he could fix almost anything that was broken, especially tools and things Gladys said could not be fixed.
John will be profoundly missed by all of his family and many special cousins and friends.
Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign, IL; Cornbelt Fire Protection District, Mahomet, IL; or an organization of the donor’s choice.

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God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arm around you and whispered, “Come to Me”
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– Author unknown.

John Carl “Junior” Opolka, Mahomet, Illinois, passed peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife at 1:40 a.m. on Friday (December 11, 2015) at Champaign-Urbana (Illinois) Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (December 15, 2015) at St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign with the Rev. Mark Elliott and Rev. Jeff Caithamer officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Cemetery, Champaign. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday (December 14, 2015) at Morgan Funeral Home, Savoy.

John, the first born son of John and Fern (Honecker) Opolka, was born on June 3, 1928 at Womac, a small mining town near Centralia, Illinois. John married Gladys Saathoff on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign with Reverend J.G. Kaiser officiating. She survives.

John graduated from Urbana High School in 1947. During high school, he was a member of the golf team for four years. He also taught art class at the high school during the last two months of a semester when the art teacher resigned. That was a happy time for him. He then attended the University of Illinois for one year.

He enlisted in the Illinois National Guard around 1950, which was Federalized as the 44th Infantry Division at Camp Cooke, California in 1952. He served as a First Sergeant in the 32nd Ordnance Battalion in Korea.

Upon discharge, he went back to work at the University of Illinois Printing Division where he was employed for 39 years. He looked forward to and enjoyed every day at work. When he retired in 1988, he was the Superintendent of the Printing Division. One week after retiring, he worked three years at Crouse Printing, Champaign as Vice-President. He worked part-time at K’s Merchandise for nine years.

From 1957-1959, he was President of the Champaign-Urbana Printing Pressman and Assistant Union Local 219. John was named Champaign-Urbana Jaycees “Boss of the Year”. John was a life member of Ambucs. He received the Project Manager Award; Superior Club President; Region 4-A “Mr. Ambucs”; District 4-A Secretary Treasurer; Distinguished Governor 4-A Award; Superior Region 4-A Award; and the Distinguished Regional Director Region 4-A Award.

John served as a member of the Mahomet Zoning Committee and a Trustee on Mahomet Village Board. John was instrumental in bringing ESDA (formerly known as Civil Defense) into Mahomet.

He was a member of the Board of Education and a member of the Board of Elders at St. John Lutheran Church, where he was a member all of his adult years.  He participated in plays through the Community Theater Group, Mahomet, and he served as a Champaign County Election Judge. John was one of the first 50 applicants to receive a Printing Management degree equal to a BA.

He was a member of Mahomet Post 1015 American Legion and a Life member of Urbana VFW 630. On June 16, 2015, John had the privilege of going on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington, DC. His grandson, Jeremy Watts, escorted him as guardian on the trip. This was a memorable trip and he was thankful for the people that arranged it.

John is survived by his children, John III (Pam) of Princeton, Iowa; Gregory (Diana) of Gray, Georgia; Letitia Cundiff of Champaign; Carolyn (Craig) Rothman of Short Hills, New Jersey; one brother Jack (Joan) Opolka of Urbana; one sister, Betty (Ray) Pittman of Batavia, Illinois; seven grandchildren: Sarah (Kevin) Zalanowski of Naperville, Illinois; Rebecca Opolka of Davenport, Iowa; Amanda (Ryan) Strom of Davenport; Jaime Watts of Urbana; Jeremy Watts of Champaign; Courtney Rothman of Short Hills, New Jersey; Stephanie Rothman, also of Short Hills, and three great grandchildren, Brayden, Nolan and Harper.

John was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a great fan of country music, especially the Bement (Illinois) Country Opry and the great hymns of Martin Luther as well as classical music. He had a tremendous sense of humor. He loved walking and playing golf, and he could fix almost anything that was broken, especially tools and things Gladys said could not be fixed.

John will be profoundly missed by all of his family and many special cousins and friends. Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign; Cornbelt Fire Protection District, Mahomet; or an organization of the donor’s choice.

Osborn, Charles Raymond

Charles Raymond Osborn, a descendent of two of the early South Fork families, died of a heart attack on February 14, 1994, in Sarasota, Florida, where he had been on vacation with his wife. He was 65 years old.

Mr. Osborn was born on March 25, 1928 in Southampton Hospital to Raymond Hopping and the former Mary Augusta Halsey Osborn.

Mr. Osborn attended Wainscott’s one-room schoolhouse, and East Hampton High School. From 1946 to 1950, he delivered milk and ice in Wainscott for Osborn Dairy, a family company. During this period he also delivered the family’s Wainscott grown potatoes to the Severn Potato Company in Manhattan, a distributing firm owned by his father. He drove an 18-hour route several times a week.

Mr. Osborn served in the Army during the Korean War, returning home a corporal in 1952, decorated with the Purple Heart and Silver Star. Assigned as a rifleman to L Company, 223rd Infantry Regiment, 40th Division, he reported to Camp Cooke in October 1950. In March 1951, the Regiment sailed for Sendai, Japan, where its members were occupation troops for ten months. In January 1952, his regiment relieved the 24th Division on the front lines. While on the front lines, he was injured in a grenade explosion in April 1952 and evacuated to a hospital in Japan. He recovered and was eventually honorably discharged from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey in September 1952.

In September of 1954, Mr. Osborn married the former Dorothy Verhaegen of Montauk. The wedding was set for the 11th, but a hurricane hit that day, washing away the highway along Napeague, making travel impossible. They were married on September 12th instead. The couple moved to Oakview Highway in East Hampton and later settled on Squires Path.

Upon his return from the war, Mr. Osborn founded the Osborn Produce Company with his father, brother David, and sister Ruth. They raised potatoes and cabbages for 40 years, as well as strawberries and pumpkins.

Mr. Osborn was an Elder of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, a member and director of the Maidstone Gun Club, which named a shooting range in his honor, the East Hampton Historical Society, and AGWAY. He also belonged to the Eastern Long Island Chapter of Korean War veterans, the American Legion, and the Southampton Pistol and Rifle Club.

For 23 years, Mr. Osborn served as a local representative to the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in Riverhead, and for the last nine years he represented the county with the service.

He was a faithful churchgoer and devoted family man, his family said, "known for kindness, keen wit, and love of the earth.  To quote a friend, "He was a gentleman and a gentle man."

Besides his wife, Mr. Osborn is survived by his brother David R. Osborn of Wainscott, a sister Ruth O. Daisley of Sarasota, Florida, and three daughters, Cynthia Shellman of Hoboken, New Jersey, Hilary Malecki of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Amy Osborn of Hong Kong.  Two grandchildren also survive.

A funeral service was held February 18th at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.  Burial followed at the Wainscott Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the church have been requested, or to the National Korean War Monument, c/o Korean War Veterans, Box 164, Southampton, New York 11969.

Osborn, Norman R. Sr.

I am Tish Osborn, the daughter of Norman Osborn. I have the sad job of informing all treasured family and friends that my dad, GySgt Norman R. Osborn, Sr. Ret. passed away at 9:15 am, today (11/16/07) with our family at his bedside.  Dad fought the ultimate battle of his life during the past 7 weeks since emergency surgery. He was a true Marine until his last breath. Semper Fi Dad!

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Eternal Hills of Oceanside. Viewing will be at Eternal Hills: Wed., November 21st from 4 - 8 pm.  Celebration of Life will be Friday, November 23rd at 1 pm also at Eternal Hills. Reception following at: Encinitas Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Rd, Cardiff, CA 92007 (760) 753-2243.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in dad's name to either: (Both organizations support wounded military personnel returning from Iraq.)

Freedom House
c/o Donna Lewis
PO Box 710836
Santee CA 92072
(619) 507-9493

"Nice Guys of San Diego" for the Victory Fund
PO Box 881456
San Diego, CA 92168
858-597-9397

Thank you for keeping my mom and family in your thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Respectfully,
Tish Osborn

Oschwald, Donald E.

Donald E. Oschwald, 80, of Versailles, Kentucky died peacefully at his home surrounded by his children and family on Sunday, January 17, 2010.  He was the husband of the late Doris Martin Oschwald and son of the late Martin and Minnie Oschwald of Springfield, Illinois.  He was born January 21, 1929, in Springfield, Illinois.

He was a member of Gardenside Christian Church.  He was an Army veteran serving in Korea from November 1951 until January 1953.  His memoir can be found on the Korean War Educator's Memoirs pages.  He retired from IBM after 37 years as a Customer Engineer.  He enjoyed aviation books, gardening, and wood working.

He is survived by his dear friend, Sophie Bowman of Versailles; four children, Mrs. Joseph (Deborah) Hoffmann of Lexington, Donald Oschwald, Jr. and his wife Sherri of Lexington, Dean Oschwald and his wife Julie of Versailles, and Mrs. Tony (Dawn) Gossard of Waynesville, OH; a sister, Delores Fowler of Williamsville, IL; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Oschwald of New Berlin, IL.

He was a kind, gentle, and loving man of Christian faith and integrity.  He will be sorely missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing him.


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Overton, Ernest

Ernest Overton was born in Sullivan County Indiana on 4/9/1927. He was the son of Glessa Overton and Dessie (Shepler) Overton.  Ernest was a corporal in the 71st Signal Battalion during the Korean War.  He was stationed at the former Japanese Imperial Marine Barracks, which was the name for this barracks in World War II, better known as the Elmer Hardy Barracks during the Korean War.

Ernest passed away in his home in West Terre Haute, Indiana on May 30, 2005 at 9:25 p.m. He was alert up till 11 a.m. and was able to tell his family he was 99.9 % dead and that he loved us and will miss us.

Ernest joined the Regular Army in Toledo Ohio in 1948, and was discharged in June 1952. He was a member of the American Legion Post 104 in Terre Haute. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute.

Survivors include his present wife Helen; one son, Ernest Earl Overton of Indianapolis; two daughters, Brenda Brewer and her husband Homer of West Terre Haute, Indiana and Robin Sherman and her husband Raleigh Sherman of West Terre Haute; one sister, Clara Wells of Terre Haute; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his parents Glessa and Dessie Overton; three brothers, Cecil, Virgil, and Eugene; and one sister, Thelma.

Visitation was at the Newkirk Funeral Home in Dugger, Indiana on Thursday June 2, 2005.  He was cremated on June 3, 2005 and his ashes were buried June 4, 2005 in the Woodward Cemetery in Sullivan County, Indiana.  Rev. John Booker officiated at the grave side services.

Owen, Joseph Richard

Joseph Richard Owen, 90, of Skaneateles, New York, passed away on August 14, 2015, encircled by those he held most dear: his wife of 70 years, Dorothy; his children; his brother, Dennis; his close friends; and his cherished U.S. Marines.

Born in 1924 to Margaret and William Owen, ecent immigrants from Ireland and Wales, Owen was raised in Syracuse and graduated in 1942 from Christian Brothers Academy. He left college the next year, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was soon tapped for Officers Candidates School.

After World War II, Owen returned to college on the G.I. Bill and graduated from Colgate University in 1948. He returned to active duty during the early days of the Korean War. As a second lieutenant, he helped lead rifle company Baker-One-Seven in bitter combat at the Chosin Reservoir. Ninety percent of the company’s 300 Marines were killed, wounded or captured. Owen himself was gravely injured and spent 17 months recuperating in U.S. naval hospitals. Sixty years later, he was awarded the Silver Star Medal “for gallantry and
intrepidity in armed combat.”

After reluctantly retiring from the Marine Corps, Owen embarked on a career in marketing, first with General Electric and later with his own agencies, Owen Mastropaul and the Joseph Owen Co. His clients included Kodak, Carrier, Polaroid, and Corning Glass.

After retirement, Owen wrote “Colder Than Hell,” an autobiographical account of the Chosin Reservoir conflict. It was published in 1996 by the Naval Institute Press and continues to be required reading at West Point and Officers Candidates School.

Among Owen’s most treasured memories are a year-long trek through Europe and Russia with his wife and six children. More recently, he relished the Saturday “salon” sessions in his Skaneateles library, where a spirited group of friends debated current events.

In addition to his wife and brother, Owen is survived by his sister, Maureen Louer. He also leaves six children: Dr. Michael Owen of Henderson Harbor; Denise (Kevin) Harrigan of Syracuse; Christopher (Patricia) Owen of Worcester, Vermont; Timothy Owen of Los Angeles, California; Dr. Mary (Dr. George) Babikian of Freeport, Maine; and Ann Owen of Skaneateles; as well as 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Robert Gray Funeral Home in Skaneateles. There will be a memorial mass at 10 a.m. Monday St. Mary's Catholic Church, Skaneateles, followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Brothers Academy, 6245 Randall Road, Syracuse, NY 13214.

Ott, Joseph

Sorry to inform you Joseph Ott has passed away. He died peacefully on June 28, and we will be having a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery -- details to follow. Please respond to PJSDECORUM@aol.com. - Thank you, Paul J. Schaeffer (nephew)

 


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