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Edward Donald Owens

May 27, 1936 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Edward Owens Obituary

Edward Donald Owens, 87, of Albion, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Lockport, NY on May 27, 1936, a son of the late James E. and Mildred J. (Mills) Weed and Edward Owens.

Ed moved to Fairview at a young age and graduated from high school in 1954. Following high school, he began work at Erie Mop and Ringer in Girard where he chased after his future bride, Kathleen. Together they began a family for which Ed lovingly provided. He worked at General Electric learning the skills of a Tool and Die Maker. From there he used his knowledge at Modern Industries and later Johnson Tool in Fairview where he was foreman. Ed worked for over thirty years in the tool and die industry and became a master tool maker leaving a job well done.  

Ed and his family were very involved in their church for many years. He was also known to lead a bible study during lunch at the workplace as well as Sunday school lessons. On occasion, Ed would step in as the Pastor. Most recently he was a member of the Cranesville Bible Church where he led a weekly bible study and sponsored a weekly ping pong ministry. He enjoyed archery competition with a recurve bow. Ed also enjoyed coaching volleyball and refereeing both volleyball and basketball. He also enjoyed playing and teaching his family the sport of ping pong. He and his wife Kathleen also enjoyed traveling the country visiting family in their retirement years. Ed also enjoyed spending time with his sons, grandsons and his friend Bill Deets, hunting. He was known for telling his grandsons to "Do good things." 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen (Pavolko) Owens, whom he married June 1, 1957, in Crossingville and a sister-in-law, Patricia Owens. 

He will be greatly missed by his family which include his daughters, Kathleen Crowl (Lew), Angela Shelton (Tom), Carrie Lofquist (Justin) and Amanda Bentley (Kevin); sons, Gregory Owens (Lisa), James Owens (Naomi) and Matthew Owens (Sue); a sister, Sharon Beals (Jim); a brother, Gary Owens; grandchildren, Shaney Hadzega, Luke and Austin Lofquist, Emily and Abby Bentley, Mitchel Owens (Sarah), Dr. E. Colton Owens (Mikaila), and Walker Owens; two great-grandchildren, Amelia Owens and Oliver Owens; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Saturday from 10AM to the time of the service at 1PM, at the Cranesville Bible Church, 10029 Reed St., Cranesville Pa., with Rev. Raymond J. Fate officiating.

Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LECOM VNA of Erie Co., 2253 West Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16506.

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December 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cranesville Bible Church
10029 Reed Street
Cranesville, PA 16410

Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Cranesville Bible Church
10029 Reed Street
Cranesville, PA 16410


Erie VNA Hospice Services of Erie County
2253 West Grandview Blvd., Erie PA 16506


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