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John F. Owens, 82, of Husdon, FL, formerly of Slatington, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (Spade) Owens who passed away in 2007. Born in Slatington, he was the son of the late William and Goldie (Searfass) Owens. John was a 1954 graduate of Allentown High School, lettering in football. He continued his education at New York State University where he achieved a degree in nursing in 1957. During his college years, he was a member of the National Guard.
John was employed by the Upjohn Company from 1972 – 1991 as a Home Health Care Executive, where he received the Upjohn Special Achievement Award and was a member of the Advisory Council. He later worked as a Territory Manager for Kinetic Concepts, Inc., receiving the Kinetic Concepts Sales Award and was a member of the President’s Inner Circle; he retired in 1996. John was an active member of his community and held positions including: President of the Central Bucks Jaycees, was recognized as Jaycee Man of the Year and JCI Senator. He was also President of Bucks County YM-WCA, President P.H. Advisory Board, Vice President of the Bucks County Republican Club, Committee Chairman of the Regional Medical Program, and founding President of the PA Council. John most recently served on the Barrington Woods Home Owners Assoc. His career accomplishments and community involvement led John to be listed in Who’s Who in the South, Who’s Who in Business & Industry, Who’s Who in Health Care, and Who’s Who in America. John was a member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hudson, FL, where he served as church elder.
He is survived by a daughter: Terri A. and her husband John Albright of Twin Falls, ID; son, Rick T. Owens and wife Dawn of Stewartsville, NJ; Grandchildren: Nicole, Lauren, Connor, & Cayla. He was preceded in death by siblings Margaret Siff, James Owens, Betty and Lois Owens.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 28, 2018 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second Street, Slatington. Calling period will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. John will always remain in our hearts and memories. Sincerely, Artie, George & Keith of the band All-Shook-Up
Artie Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Terri and Family: In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Mandy, Susan, Sakara, and Asuka
Apr 23 2018 12:00 AM
I remember John as a kind man and good Friend to my niece Linda Klein of Hudson Fla Godspeed JohnAngie Bray
Angie Bray Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM