William Owen, Sr.

Obituary of William D. Owen, Sr.

William D. Owen, Sr. "Bud" November 2,1935 – May 2, 2021 Middletown, NY William D. "Bud" Owen, Sr. passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home in Middletown, NY. He was 85 years old. Son of the late Marjorie May Crowell and Denton Owen, he was born on November 2, 1935 in Tuxedo, NY. Bud served in the United States Army from 1956-1957. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Monroe; and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Living life as an extremely talented carpenter, Bud was the owner of Owen & Son Construction in Monroe, NY. He had a passion for cars and restored several, including a Model A which was a prized possession. He loved spending his summers traveling around the country where he would spend quality time with friends on the quarter horse circuit. Enjoying the outdoors, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many weekends hunting pheasants with his Labrador "Thunder". He served the town of Monroe for many years as a Republican Committee man and worked for the Orange County Board of Elections as Custodian of the voting machines in Monroe. Although the plaque located in Crane Park fails to mention him, Bud was the one who borrowed a truck from Monroe Lumber company and drove to Rome, NY to load and drive 200 miles back, then unload the historic jet and reassemble the wings on the decommissioned National Guard F-86 fighter jet which saw service in the Korean War. It has been a fixture in the Village of Monroe, N.Y., since the early 1960s. After retirement Bud became a grandfather to two young girls who became his world and the focus of his days. Bud is survived by his son William, Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Middletown, NY, and his son Brian of Secaucus, NJ, in addition to his two grandchildren: Samantha, and Sage. Also surviving are Bud's brother Tom Owen of Boston, MA; and one sister Sally McKellar of Sebastian, FL. In addition to his parents, Bud was predeceased by his wife Elda Cella Owen, and his sister Ruth Barbara Owen. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2021 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe, NY, followed by interment at St. Anastasia Cemetery in Harriman, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 www.hospiceoforange.com
Thursday
6
May

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States
Friday
7
May

Mass

10:00 am
Friday, May 7, 2021
Sacred Heart Church
26 Still Road
Monroe, New York, United States
Friday
7
May

Final Resting Place

10:00 am
Friday, May 7, 2021
St. Anastasia Cemetery
21 N. Main Street
Harriman, New York, United States
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