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“Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, we grew up in So. Madison with Ricky and Sandy as our great childhood friends...my condolences to you,...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Joyce (Brown) Anthony - Nappanee,, IN

“SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF TOM! HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW IN HEAVEN WITH CECIL. TOM ALWAYS HAD A GREAT SENCE OF HUMOR AND COULD ALWAYS MAKE HIS FRIENDS...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Don Karres - New Bern, NC

“Dear Bobbie and Family, Thinking of you with Compassion and Care. And Wishing you Peace to Soften your Sadness, We Pray Our Lord will...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Marlene - Faythe - Jerry Hudac and Families - PA

“Bobbie and famillySo sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband. Please know that you & your family are in our prayers. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Herbie & Becky Fox and family - OH

“We are sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kenny @ Sara Baum - atlantic, PA

“Bobbie, I remember a lot of fun we had at the UAW dances and Saunemin days. Tom loved music and dancing.Time and friends go all to fast. So sorry...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Karmen and Roger True - Pontiac, IL

“Memories of a fun loving guy who always seemed to have that great smile. Know Bruce and I always loved you and appreciated you. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Lorraine Fleming - ME - Friend

“so sorry, prayers to family,Bud Jones ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Jones - Painesville, OH

“TOM was part of our vibrant congregation when we were his pastors in PAINESVILLE..he was just as he is described..smiles,helpful,faithful. GOD BLESS...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: GEORGE AND GRACE PAYTON - ITHACA,, NY

“Tom, you always made me laugh. You're the one who started me searching for the "2 for 2" specials in the Pontiac area! Hearing of your passing...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Fred Davidson - Pearland, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing your dad and talking to him. He was just the nicest person. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Jackie & John Spaid - Madison

“I love you Uncle Tom. You will be missed here. Mom and Aunt Toni will show you around heaven and they will take good care of you. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle King - Bradenton, FL

“Bobbie our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Dave & Cathy ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Cunnard

“The recent memories keep flooding my mind. Visiting with Tom and family and listening to his family genenology. No matter how he was feeling...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Capanna - Valley City, OH

“so sorry for your loss you are in our prayers............ ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: clyde and cindy scott - OH

“Bobbie, I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: June Benedict - New Wilmington, PA

“Bobbie, Jake and I remember how great it was sitting next to you and Tom at the Streets of Gold play in PA. Both of you were so warm and kind. Tom...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Jakubowski - Mt. Airy, MD

“I have been thinking of Tom lately wondering how he was doing. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am so sorry but I know you have been through...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: John and Aggie Cunnard - PA

“our thoughts and prayers are with your family. love the cimaglia family ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: cimaglia fam,ily


Thomas F. Owens "Big O", 72, was promoted to Glory, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, with his loving family by his side.

He was born May 25, 1942, in Republic, Pennsylvania, the son of the late, John and Yolanda (nee DiMichele) Owens. Tom was a 1960 graduate of Riverside high School. He married the love of his life Bobbie Moore on April 14, 1962.

Tom retired from the Caterpillar Company in Pontiac, IL as a machinist after serving the company for 32 years. Tom loved the Lord, and trusted him with his life; he was a longtime member of the Salvation Army Church in Painesville. He was also a member of the United Auto Workers. In his younger years, he was part of the Golden Gloves Boxing.

Tom was known by most as "Big O", he was a kind, simple man that loved people. He never forgot names or faces, he remembered you if he met you one time. Tom liked antique cars, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His grandchildren were the joy of his life, and held a special place in his heart.

"Big O," is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bobbie; children, John Owens, Melissa (Doug Brown) Parcell, and Thomas (Margie) Owens, all of Madison; grandchildren, Shire and Eilee Parcell , and Tommy Owens; sister, Colleen (Robert) Roberti of Painesville; brother-in-laws, William Secrist andRay King, both of Painesville; sister-in-laws, Billie Willis of Madison and Sandra (Ray) Walling of Painesville; as well as many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Maureen King, and Joan Secrist; nephews, Joseph Willis and Tony King; brother-in-laws, Scottie Willis and Ricky Moore; and his in-laws, Robert and Florence Moore.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 6-8 PM at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison.

A private burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire memorial contributions in Thomas name may be made to The Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville, or to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110.