Raymond D. Owens
June 22, 1939 – March 11, 2014
Raymond D. Owens, age 74, of Newark, passed away March 11, 2014 at home peacefully surrounded by family.
Ray was born in Johnstown, PA. He proudly served seven years in the USAF as an aircraft mechanic. He worked for Chrysler-MOPAR PDC in Newark and retired in 1999. He served as Chairperson UAW Local 404 Retirees.
Ray enjoyed sharing his mechanical expertise with family, friends, and any one who had car trouble. (READ YOUR MANUAL). His other hobbies included reading, especially auto magazines, shooting pool, and doing crossword puzzles.
Ray was preceded by his son Damon, brothers Earl and Charles, and sister Bernice Hufford.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife and sweetheart, Rita; sister Shirley Lattner (Jim); children, Karen Hillman (Robert), Traci Fortner (Dale), Cindy Romesberg (Joe), Arlene Dolphin, Andy Dolphin and Lynn Dolphin; 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 1 grand dog, Molly.
Many thanks to Dr. Steven Grubbs and his staff for their professional care.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Ray’s life at 2 pm on Sunday, afternoon March 16, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends and family may visit from 1 pm until 2 pm. Dress will be casual. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Forgotten Cats, Inc., 4023 Kennett Pike, Suite 422, Greenville, DE 19807 (www.forgottencats.org) or a charity of your choice.