Obituary of Harry C. Owens
Mr. Harry C. Owens Jr., 98, of Pleasantville passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Oil City Healthcare & Rehab. Center.
Mr. Owens was born on March 4, 1921, in Titusville, but grew up in the Pioneer area. He was a son of the late Harry and Ida Caldwell Owens. He married Nordeen Ricke on September 4, 1946, in Titusville. Mrs. Owens preceded him in death on February 25, 2014.
He was a graduate of Colestock High School, class of 1939.
Mr. Owens was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army. He entered the service on October 1, 1942 at Erie and was honorably discharged on November 15, 1945 at Indiantown Gap, PA with the rank of Sergeant.
Harry began his working career at the former Penn Drake Refinery in Titusville and after the closing of the plant went to work for Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel for 33 years until his retirement in 1983.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, camping, traveling with his wife and family, watching his favorite NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, and spending lots of quality time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Harry is survived by his children, Gary L. Owens and companion Nancy Burlingame of Pleasantville, Keith A. Owens and wife Vicki of Emlenton, Donald D. Owens and wife Joni of Pittsfield, Laurie A. Kramer and husband Robert of Mullica Hill, NJ; a brother, Dale Owens of Pleasantville; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl A. Owens; and granddaughter, Heather Owens who died on October 6, 1991.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354 on Friday, November 15th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with a funeral service to follow conducted by Pastor Gary Kinnear.
Interment will be in Jamison Corners Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 45, Pleasantville, PA 16341.