Harold Merrill Owen

Posted Feb. 01, 2013, at 9 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. – Harold Merrill Owen, 84, a resident of Cambridge Guest House, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, Bennington, Vt. Born April 8, 1928, in Milo, he was the son of Charles Harold and Adelaide (Carver) Owen.

After graduating from Norwich University, he served in the U.S. Army Constabulary in Germany. He later received his dental degree from McGill University, Montreal. Harold practiced dentistry in Bangor and Albany, N.Y., until 2005. He was very active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the Eagle Scout award as a youth and was a Scout Master when his son, Andrew, became a scout. He was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Bangor. A real history buff, Harold was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Walloomsac Chapter. He was especially interested in the Civil War having had his great-grandfather, William Henry Owen, enlist in the 20th Maine Regiment. This regiment was instrumental in the Union victory at Gettysburg. Recently, Harold donated some of his ancestor’s letters written during the Civil War to Milo Historical Society. Harold also loved to fish.

Survivors include three children, Margaret O. Johnson and husband, Matthew, of Cambridge, N.Y., Barbara S. Owen and husband, Thomas Degremont, of Wakefield, R.I., and Andrew M. Owen of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Catherine S. Johnson and Henri S. Degremont; and a sister, Joanne Bingham and husband, Alan, of Scarborough.

There are no local services planned at this time. A graveside service with military honors will take place in the summer when Harold’s ashes are buried in the family plot in Milo. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com.

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