Mr. Glen D. Owen, Jr.
- June 16, 1918 - March 23, 2012
- Avon Lake, Ohio
of Glen's Passing
Share This Obituary
Arrangements made by
Busch Funeral and Crematory Services
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“What a wonderful gift to have been a part of the Dysinger/Owen family for 62 years. Kathy and i were born about a month apart and with Glen's Sister...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy & Mike Henney - KY
“Dear Suzanne and family,
May you all find comfort in all the wonderful memories you had with him.
From the slideshow you can tell, he was a very...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Susie Talbot - CA
I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Know that he is now happy in his Fathers house. You were so blessed to have a...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Cliff and Ruth Wong - CA
“Dear Suzanne and family,
The life that you shared with your dad will forever be with you. I pray that you may find peace knowing your dad has now...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jodie Friedrich Richey - GA
My condolences to you and your entire family. My heart goes out to all of you during this time of loss. What an incredible gift...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Horwitz - El Segundo, CA
“A happy and loving family is an earlier heaven. Now sitting in the later and eternal heaven, not too many would say they had experienced it. For the...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jaga - Columbus, OH
“wonderful memory from a wonderful man ...
Glen was a dad to me .I started caring for Mary Ellen (mom ) and Glen (dad) in march 2004.
Over the last...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Nene - avon lake , OH
Diana and I are so terribly sorry to hear of your daddy's passing. It is obvious that he led a full and enriching life and that he...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. James Menjou - CA
“Much love to the Owen family, you are in my heart and thoughts.
Your dad and grandfather was one of the kindest and warmest men I have had the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Anita - Porland, OR
“I have adored this fine man for years. I have never met a man who loved his children more unconditionally then Glen loved his. Fortunately for Glen...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Deemer - Bay Village, OH
I have a memory of your Dad at one of Jackie's rectials.... H e was very very Proud!
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Flanagan - Rocky River, OH
“Everyone, the greatest memory I have of Grandpa was waking up during the Holidays to Grandpa making silver dollar pancakes for everyone in the...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Matthew Kostak - Columbus, OH
“Pat, I will always cherish my memories of your October get together. We sang "Happy Birthday" to Beth and your sister. Then you started singing the...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sylvia Peters
“Pat, I will never forget our trip to the nature center with "grandpa" and Alex. Your dad was so gentle and loving. You and your family are in my...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Beth DeJesus
Glen D. Owen Jr., of Avon Lake, formerly of Rocky River, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Friday, March 23, 2012 at his home. Mr. Owen was born and raised in Cleveland, he graduated from Shaw High School in 1936, and from Miami University in 1941, where he earned an AB in economics and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. From 1941 to 1943 he taught Aviation Ground School at both John Carroll and Baldwin Wallace to Navy V-5 students. He earned his commercial pilots license in 1942 and joined the Navy in 1943 as a Gunnery Officer on a destroyer in the Pacific, USS Sigourney. Mr. Owen remained with the Navy as a reservist and continued to teach Ground School to Vets on the GI Bill throughout the Cleveland area. He was honorably discharged in 1962.
Glen met Mary Ellen Byron on a blind date and made her his beloved wife on September 11, 1948. He provided for the growing family as a salesman for Pella Windows and Doors in Cleveland for 38 years where he was a perennnial million dollar producer. He retired from the company in 1986. After his retirement, Glen sold Real Estate for Realty One, was a volunteer at Lakewood Hospital, and taught adults to read through a Rocky River adult assistance program. He was a member of both the Cleveland Yachting Club and Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and even danced in his Irish way this past St. Patrick's Day.
Mr. Owen is survived by his six loving children; Kathy Kostak (Jack) of Dayton, Cindy Moffat (Paul) of Bay Village, Glen D. Timothy Jr. of Valley Glen, CA., Suzanne Owen of El Segundo, CA. Pat Wessel (Mark) of Avon Lake and Dianne Mahoney (Brendan) of Chicago, IL. Ten grandchildren, Caroline, Matthew, Beth, Michelle, Meghan, Kathleen, Jackie, Michael, Sarah and Claire; and three great-grandchildren, Alex, Emma and Owen. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Ellen, his sister, Dorothy (Owen) Dysinger, and his parents, Glen Sr. and Edith Owen.
The family of Glen would like to express their eternal thanks to Aminata Cisse (a.k.a. Nene) who both loved and cared for him at his home in Avon Lake.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations in Glen's name to Honor Flight, which pays for WWII vets to fly to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505, Attn: Diane Greese (http://www.honorflight.org/donate/donation.cfm)
A Memorial Mass for Mr. Owen will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 16, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake. Rev. Francis Walsh to officiate. Inurnment to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery. ( 440-933-3202 )