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Robert Earl Owen

Updated: Jun 5


My Paternal grandfather, Robert Earl Owen.


Born August 20th 1931, in Cortland, New York. Son of Lawrence Earl Owen and, Christine Maria Corey, they had two other children, William and Barbara.


Robert graduated from McGraw High School in 1950. My grandpa was a sports enthusiast. He was a young soccer star, and was a member of the McGraw Sportsman's Club, McGraw Lion's Club, the Knickerbocker Country Club, as well as the McGraw Legion Post. Robert owned and operated Empire Inn for 20 years, and worked for Economy Paving for 45 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, (1950-1953).


On November 4th, 1955 Robert married the love of his life, Alberta Bertha "Betty" Brown. They had 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. .


He passed away on September 11th 2018. Robert Owen "Bob" was a kind and giving person, and a very well respected pillar of his community.


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