Edward Owens

June 23, 1943 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 78)


Our beloved Edward Owens sadly departed this life on October 7, 2021. “Eddie” as he was known to his family and friends was born on June 23,1941 to the late Julius and Mary George Owens in Orange, New Jersey.  A lifelong resident of New Jersey, he attended Orange High School, graduating in 1960.  After three years honorably serving his country in the Air Force, Eddie embarked on a career as a jeweler, making unique earrings, rings and necklaces for clients and family.  He later worked for Continental Airlines, from which he retired.


Eddie leaves to mourn, the love of his life, Thelma (Plummer) Owens, his bride of 56 years. Eddie and Thelma built a life of love and family in Westfield, NJ, where they were known to entertain family and friends for decades.  Eddie was known to love grilling and entertaining in his backyard and planting his garden.  He loved to tinker with gadgets and build things with his hands. An avid sports fan, Eddie could be found watching football, baseball, basketball and any other sport that would grab his attention.


In addition to his wife, Thelma Owens of Westfield, NJ, Eddie will be missed by countless nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends. His memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 2 – 4pm at Nesbitt Funeral Home, located at 165 Madison Avenue Elizabeth, NJ. 

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