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Wayne Albert OWEN Sr.

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OWEN, Wayne Albert Sr.
Wayne Albert Owen, Sr., formerly of West Hartford, died July 26, 2013 at a local hospital. He was born in Newman Grove, NE on April 2, 1933, along with a twin brother, Will, to Ann and Wilbert Owen. Wayne graduated from Grinnell College and received his PhD. in Psychology from the University of Iowa. He served as the Director of Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Living in Hartford. His career was interrupted by a brain aneurysm and he retired shortly after. Wayne made a strong recovery and greatly enjoyed pursuing his passion for art, collecting the works of several social realism artists and an extensive book collection. He was the father of Constance (Connie) Theriault, Wayne (Jay) Owen and Jennifer Owen, and the grandfather of Holly Warmke. He is also survived by his former wife, Nancy Owen. Wayne will be fondly remembered by his family and dear friends Nancy Eiswirth and Ralph LaBella.
Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the New Britain Museum of American Art. The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Francis Hospital and Kindred Transitional Care in Windsor for their compassionate care of our Dad.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 28, 2013
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