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David Henry Owen, of Rochester (formerly of Taunton), died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Life Care of Raynham. He was 90 years old.
Born in Taunton, on December 12, 1924. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth R. (Ruble) Owen. The youngest of 6, Mr. Owen was a graduate of Taunton High School, The Wentworth Institute, and received his Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Brown University. He served in the United States Army during WW II as a scout/sniper with the 324 Infantry and was the recipient of several medals and commendations including the Bronze Star. He served as a Civil Engineer for the City of Taunton and was employed by the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant for over 28 years.
Mr. Owen served as President of Brick House School, member of the Taunton Safety Committee and Commander (retired) United States Power Squardron. He was an avid gun collector, Life Time Member of the NRA and a member of the Taunton rifle and Pistol Club.
Mr. Owen is survived by his daughter, Susan Owen, with whom he resided on their farm in Rochester. He was the father of the late David C. Owen and is the father in law of Lauren Owen of North Dighton. He is the beloved grandfather of Joshua and Jacob Owen. He is also survived by his "adopted daughter" Angela Rachmaciej and his sister Christine Allen of Westport, CT. He was the brother of the late Edward, Milton, Gordon, and Ralph Owen.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., (Route 138 South), Taunton, on Monday, April 13th. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. Interment Mayflower Hill Cemetery.
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