H. Owens, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away suddenly on
Oct 7th, in Mattapan. Jack was born in Kentucky in
1945, the son of Jack and Betty Ann Owens. He was raised and
educated in Kentucky, and after graduating from High School, he
enlisted in the US Navy. His service brought him to the Boston
area, where he met his future wife, Reta M. Hatch. Upon his
discharge, he reenlisted into the Army Reserves, where he served
until 2001, and was called up several times into active duty and
had achieved the rank of Sergeant Major. He went on to
become a Transportation Specialist for several companies over
the years, most notably with Riser Corporation. Upon leaving
the company, instead of retiring, he began working part time for
the Veterans Administration, assisting people with sober living
in Somerville. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading up on
military history, and visiting historic sites.
He is survived by his son,
Jack H. Owens III and wife AnnMarie of Methuen, , and his
grandchildren, Brendan and Tyler.
Funeral services will be
held at the Weir- MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral, 144 Salem St,
Malden, on Tues, Oct 15th, at 10 AM.
Interment to follow in the
Veterans Section of Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.
Visitation will be held on Mon, Oct 14th, at the funeral home
from 4 -8 PM.