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William "Bill" J. Owen
  • June 02, 1932
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  • March 05, 2013

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William “Bill” J. Owen, 80 of New Smyrna Beach died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with his wife by his side.  Bill was born June 2, 1932 in New York, NY to the late Dorothy and William Owen.  He grew up in Bronx, NY and attended Columbia College and Columbia University Graduate School of Business where he received his Master’s degree in Accounting.  Bill married the love of his life Barbara J. Adams affectionately known as “Bobbe” on June 1, 1957.  The settled in Franklin Lakes, NJ to raise their three children.  Bill was a Certified Public Accountant and a Partner with Arthur Young and Company. He retired from Suburban Propane Gas Corporation as CFO for their corporate office in New Jersey.  Bill and Bobbe have been snow birds of New Smyrna Beach since 1995 finally settling here in 2009.  Bill was always precise in everything he did which was one of his true accounting personality traits.  Always a gentleman he was also an easy going friend who would always be there to help a friend in need.  He enjoyed golfing and his time spent volunteering for SCORE which he did in NJ and in FL.  Bill was a member Trinity Lutheran Church, New Smyrna Beach and during his working years he was an active member of the NJ State Society of CPA’s and was President of the Society in 1986-1987.  He is survived by his loving wife, Bobbe of 55 years; devoted children, Marjorie (Martin) Helly of Florence, MA, Susan Williams of Evergreen, CO and Richard (Stephanie) Owen of Denver, CO and six cherished grandchildren, Michael, Craig, and Katie Helly and Luke, Drew and Nick Williams.  A life celebration will be held 2PM, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach.  Memorial donations may be made to NJ Society of CPA’s Scholarship Fund in memory of William J. Owen, 425 Eagle Rock Ave., Suite 100, Roseland, NJ 07068; attn.: Jane Amatucci or Trinity Lutheran Church, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

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