Gerald F. Owens

Gerald F. Owens, 81, of Berwick passed away peacefully with his family at his side Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born June 27, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, a son to the late Evan J. and Augustine Frey Owens.

A member of the Newport Township High School Class of 1949, he worked as a coal miner for the Glen Alden Coal Co., Wanamie, and as the supervisor of the data processing department at Milco Industries, Bloomsburg, from where he retired.

He served in the Air Force in Korea during the Korean conflict.

A devoted husband and father, Gerry enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and being with his family and friends.

He was a member of the NRA, the Berwick Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Berwick Elks.

As well as his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma J. Arnold Owens; sisters, Margaret and Eleanor; and brother, Albert.

Surviving Gerald are his wife, the former Janice Whitmire Dyer; daughters, Denise Uram and husband, Nick, Berwick; Michelle DiPasquale, Berwick; and Lisa Krepich and husband, Mark, Berwick; son, David Owens and wife, Susan, New York; stepdaughters, Jill Venditti and husband, Angelo, Berwick; and Nancy Ash and husband, John, Mifflinville; stepson, Douglas Dyer and wife, Pam, Lewisberry; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; and brother, Evan Owens and wife, Irene, Maryland.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

The family is being assisted by McMichael-Rairigh and Baker Funeral Home, Berwick.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 8, 2013