December 4, 2012

Lewis W. Owens

PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Lewis W. Owens, 89, formerly of Lake Forest Senior Living in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Mineola, N.Y. passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with family by his side. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 30, 1923, the son of the late William and Jessie (Rough) Owens.

Lewis had made his home in Mineola for many years prior to moving to Plattsburgh in 1999. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and flew 24 missions over Germany with the 788th Bomb Squadron and later was a Civil Engineer with a number of engineering firms on Long Island and finished his career with N.Y. Telephone Co. (now Verizon). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed gardening and golfing.

He is survived by a son, Congressan Bill Owens and his wife Jane of Plattsburgh; three grandchildren, Tara Antonipillai and Justin of Arlington, Va., Jenna Owens and her husband Warren Jackson of Mountain View, Ca., Brendan Owens and his wife Emily of Plattsburgh; four great-grandchildren, Caroline, Thomas , Tessa, and Andrew Antonipillai. His wife of 61 years, Alice S. Owens, passed away in 2009.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Johns Church. Interment will follow in St. Peters Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be offered to Manhattan College or a veterans organization of ones choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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