HAYMARKET, Va.- Owen Patrick Clewes, 76, of Haymarket, died July 10, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.
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He was born May 4, 1936, in Framingham, Mass., to the late Ernest and Florence Clewes.
Owen had a 29 year naval career, from 1954 to 1983.
Owen is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia H Clewes; three children and their spouses, Kevin (Marcy) Clewes of West Hartford, Conn., Laura (Jeff) Hebbard of Raleigh, N.C., David (Jen) Clewes of Boynton Beach, Fla.; two step children, Kelly (Craig) Moreland of Simpsonville, S.C. and Richard Bodine of Sterling, Va.; four siblings, Sylvia (Robert) Poplawski of Nokesville, Va., Kay (Bill) Carrier of Lake Suzy, Fla., Scott (Mary) Gay of West Palm Beach, Fla. and James Clewes; seven grandchildren, David, Jason and Ethan Clewes, Kyle Hebbard, Rachel Thackston, Katelyn and Melissa Moreland; and great-grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua Thackston.
A memorial service will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Owen's name to the Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 24, 2012