Clifton J. Owens

Clifton J. Owens, 69, of Wyoming passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at home.

Mr. Owens was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 23, 1944, and was the beloved son of Berdine R. Warner and the late Clifton Owens.

After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, Levittown, in 1962, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he proudly served as Navy corpsman aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) during the Vietnam War.

He married the former Sheila L. Slusser in 1970 and resided in Shavertown for many years with their two daughters, Tiffany and Melissa. He retired from Nesbitt Memorial Hospital after a four-decade career in the hospital pharmacy.

During his retirement, he enjoyed ballroom dancing with his many friends, and was always around to lend a hand to others. Cliff will be missed for his quick wit and sense of humor. He laughed in abundance, particularly at what he just said.

Predeceasing him, in addition to his father, were his wife, Sheila L., and his stepfather, George V. Stedman. Surviving, along with his mother, are his daughters, Tiffany J. Owens, Ashburn, Va.; Melissa J. Collins, Vienna, Va.; and a granddaughter, Zoe Grace.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with the funeral service being conducted at 6 p.m. at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with Laura M. Lewis, pastor of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral Home

Hugh P Boyle Funeral Home
416 Wyoming Ave  Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 287-0894

Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2013