John J. Owen

Charlottesville, Virginia

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I had the pleasure of renting Jack's basement apartment from 2006-2007 and have great memories of conversations over lunch with Jack. What an interesting, worldly, and intelligent man who lived a long and full life.

Thoughts of a marvelous man who helped me grow up. I baby-sat/helped for the family one summer before I was married. Jack taught me how to make cold soup. Dianne Ross Cole

JJO, as I called him, was one of the most special people I know. I can't help but chuckle a bit when I remember him, as a vice president, pulling up his trousers' legs to get in the fountain by the Rotunda to repair the fountain. I have many fond memories of JJO -- and Apple! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. JoAnne Birckhead

Happy Thanksgiving

We have a family web site for sharing memories of Jack. Email me for the link.
-Charlie Owen
chazzyo gmail com


John's Obituaries

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -John J. Owen (Jack), 96, former president of Millers Falls Tool Co., and the University of Virginia's first vice president for development, died Nov. 17 in Charlottesville.He was born at The Presidio, California, on Feb. 21, 1916, to Col. Leartus J. Owen, MD, and Ethel...

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