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Gary Lee Owens

August 1, 1953 — November 1, 2020


Gary Lee Owens, 67, of Mifflinburg, formerly of Mt. Carmel was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 10:34 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his residence.

Born on August 1, 1953 in Ashland, PA, the son of the late Jack and Anna May (Carl) Owens. On December 15, 1989, at First United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel, he married his beloved wife the former Debora Kay Criniti, who survives.

He was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Area High School Class of 1971 and Primitive Methodist School of Theology, Sandy Cove, MD on May 15, 2007.

Gary worked for PHEAA, Harrisburg for 31 years retiring May 23, 2003. On April 15, 2007, he was commissioned as assistant pastor of Zion Primitive Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel. He later served as Senior Pastor at Hidden Valley Camping Resort and staff Pastor for Adamo's Funeral Home.

He was a member of the former St.Paul's United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel, member and Past Master of Mt. Carmel Masonic Lodge #378, a 32nd Degree Mason, Bloomsburg Consistory.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife, Deb, is a daughter, Melissa M. Owens of Harrisburg, a stepson, Jon H. Szymanski of Los Angeles, CA, sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Stephen Heromin of Harrisburg, a brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Lisa Owens of Mt. Carmel, and his mother-in-law, Lorraine Criniti of Mechanicsburg.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol A. Santelli, father-in-law, Carl J. Criniti, nephew, Brock G. Long, and his three faithful dachshunds, Fritz, Jake, and Tinkerbell.

Services will be private at convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary's memory may be sent to Hospice of Evangelical Community Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
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