Gerald F. Owens

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Gerald F. Owens, 81, of Berwick, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Geisinger Medical Center in 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. in Wanamie, and as the supervisor of the data processing department at Milco Industries of Bloomsburg until he retired.

He served in the U.S. 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 VFW and the Berwick Elks.

In addition to 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; 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 the McMichael-Rairigh and Baker Funeral Home of Berwick.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 8, 2013
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