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Richard Lawrence Owen Obituary

Richard (Dick) Lawrence Owen, 91, of Kensington, husband of the late Virginia (Anderson) Owen, passed away on June 30, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Born in Newark N.J., a son of the late Herbert Alton and Hortense (Murch) Owen, Dick was a graduate of Leonia High School where he was Captain of his football team. He was in the v-12 Marine program at Colgate University and served active duty from 1942 - 1946 and again in 1950 -52. He spent time at Parris Island, Camp Lejeune, Quantico and the San Diego Sea School. Dick was aboard the USS Cabot and USS St Paul with the 2nd Marine Division 1950-52. He loved golf, fishing, boating, tennis, hunting in the Adirondacks, vacations in Cape Cod and Aruba, the NY Giants, the Boston Red Sox and the UConn Huskies. But most of all, he loved being with his family. He was affectionately called Bompie by his grandchildren and many others. The family would like to thank the staff on Ramage 4 at The Masonic Home for the love and care shown him the last 2 years. Dick was a partner in Royal Tire Service, retired from Uniroyal and later retired from CT Tire. He is survived by a son, Richard Owen Jr. and the love of his life Debbie Leidemer of New Britain, a daughter Cynthia Oppelt and her husband, Tom of Wallingford, several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Dick was predeceased by a daughter, Christy Owen, two brothers, Alton and Jack Owen and one sister, Anne Nangle. Friends and Family are invited to call on Tuesday July 8, 2014 from 5 - 8 pm. at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Kensington, CT Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. everyone is invited to go directly to the First Baptist Church, 114 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492 Donations may be made in his memory to The First Baptist Church of Wallingford, CT. To share memories or express condolences online please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant from July 2 to July 7, 2014
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