Obituary of David F. Owen, Jr. |

Obituary of David F. Owen, Jr.


David F. Owen Jr. died of natural causes in his Lake Wildwood home on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, with his daughter Marla and granddaughters Moana, Maile and Bonnie by his side. He was 92.

A memorial service for David will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City.

Born Feb. 12, 1923 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he lived his early years in nearby McKeesport, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1941. In the South Pacific, he participated in landings in Guadalcanal, Rendora, Munde and Bouganville.

Following his 1947 discharge, he began his higher education — first at Penn State (BA), then at the University of Delaware (MA), and the University of California at Davis (PhD, Nutrition and Food Technology). David was employed by Carnation Foods, ITT and Continental Baking Company, where he was Ddirector of Food Protection and Nutrition.

In 1951, David met and married Elsie Marloff, a union which would last 63 years until her death in 2014. They had two daughters, Susan (Crescent City) and Marla (Haiku, Maui, Hawaii). They had four granddaughters and five great granddaughters.

Upon retirement in 1987, Dave and Elsie moved to Lake Wildwood (Penn Valley), where they enjoyed golfing, bridge, imbibing and fishing.

They will be fondly remembered by those who worked, played and were in their presence. Now they are both in heaven together.

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