Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:
JAMES OWENS, JR. 84, OF PATERSON, NJ, FORMERLY OF MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT, PASSED ON PEACEFULLY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010. HE ENTERED THE UNITED STATES NAVY 1943, AND RETIRED, AUGUST 1973 AS HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD.
DURING HIS 30 YEARS OF SERVICE, IN THE NAVY, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING VESSELS AND STATIONS: US NAVAL STATION, BAINBRIDGE, MARYLAND, USS WEST POINT,CVB 10 AND ADVANCE NAVY SUPPLY DEPOT (SOUTH PACIFIC), US NAVAL STATION, TREASURE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA,US NAVAL STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, IN CHINA : USS MAUMEE, USS REPOSE, USS TOWALIGA AND USS LSM 454. USS MIDWAY, BOCACHICA FIELD, N.A.S., KEY WEST,FLORIDA,US NAVAL BASE, TRINIDAD,BWI, NSNTC, TRINIDAD, USS ORISKANY, USNTC, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, RECRUITING STATION,CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US SUBMARINE BASE, NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, USS SEA ROBIN, USS NAUTILUS,
USS SARGO, USS THOMAS JEFFERSON,USS SKATE, USS GEORGE BANCROFT, USS SAM HOUSTON WITH THE LAST 2 YEARS OF SERVICE AT THE NAVCRUIT STATION IN WASHINGTON,DC AND NEW YORK NEW YORK.
MEDALS AND AWARDS: AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL, WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE MEDAL WITH EUROPE CLASP, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, OVER 5 GOOD CONDUCT MEDALS, PHILIPPINE LIBERATION SERVICE MEDAL .
IN 1960, ABOARD THE SUBMARINE, USS SARGO, HIS MISSION LANDED HIM ATOP THE WORLD AT THE NORTH POLE. MOST NOTABLY, HE WAS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEER, BEING AMONG THE CREW OF THE WORLDS FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE, USS NAUTILUS (1952) GROTON, CONNECTICUT. HIS STORY IS FEATURED IN “BLACK SUBMARINERS IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY, 1940-1975”, MCFARLAND 2003. HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, PEARL A. OWENS (ROBERSON), 1995 AND JAMES OWENS SR, 1973 AND FORMER WIFE THE LATE JUANITA C. OWENS (nee ZEEK) 2002. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING AND DEVOTED CHILDREN, TERESA L. OWENS-CARTER, DARNICE C. OWENS-DIXON AND MICHAEL OWENS, SON-IN-LAW KENNETH DIXON & DAUGHTER-IN- LAW WANDA OWENS, GRAND CHILDREN TIFFANY NIKKOL SELLERS, JUSTIN CARTER AND 1 GREAT GRAND SON, AIDEN MUNTRESS SELLERS, HALF SISTER, ELIZABETH STRONG, EXTENDED FAMILY AND A HOST OF MILITARY FRIENDS.
. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS TO AMVETS NATIONAL SERVICE FOUNDATION AT WWW.AMVETSNF.ORG WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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