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Obituary Notice – Kenneth R. Owen

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OwenKFREDONIA:  Kenneth R. Owen, 70, of Brigham Road, Fredonia, died Friday, December 4th, 2015 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Buffalo, on April 26, 1945, and is the son of the late LeGrand and Jane (nee Murszewski) Owen.  Mr. Owen was a graduate of Bishop Turner High School and served in the Army National Guard.

Mr. Owen worked for the former Arcata Graphics/Quebecor in Depew for 40 years and was a past president of the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) Local 17-B.  He was a member of the Silver Creek Fireman’s Club, the West Seneca American Legion Post #735 and was a lifetime member of Gowanda American Legion Post #409.  He was an avid gardener, woodworker, especially building bird houses, loved animals and his dogs.

Survivors include a son, Todd (Claudia) Owen, a daughter, Robin (Ron) McNeill, both of Washington, DC, his loving companion Donna Ostrye of Fredonia and four grandchildren.  Besides his parents, Mr. Owen was predeceased by two brothers Thomas & Clifford Owen.

No visitation will be observed.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to

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