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Donna J. Kalinich Owens

February 26, 2024

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Donna J. Owens, 74, a lifelong resident of Taylor, passed away Monday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her husband of 50 years was Dennis J. Owens Sr., who passed away on March 3, 2021.
Born in Taylor, daughter of the late William and Jean Godlewski Kalinich, Donna was a 1967 graduate of Taylor High School and was employed by Topps Chewing Gum for 50 years. prior to her retirement. Donna was a longtime member of Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton.
A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Donna loved her family and always put them first. Holiday decorating was her passion, and she was very particular that her house be the most festive for all to enjoy. Donna would never pass up a game of bingo. Her family will miss her warmth and love but will keep her memory alive for years to come.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Gilchrist, Old Forge; grandchildren, Logan and Skylar Gilchrist, and Madyson and Mason Owens; brother, William Kalinich Jr. and wife Linda, Moosic; sister-in-law, Catherine Neal, Taylor; several nieces and nephews; and her grandpuppies, Bella and Chewy.
Donna has gone home to be with her beloved husband, and her loving son, Dennis Owens Jr., who passed Feb. 23, 2013.
A blessing service will be held Friday at noon in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with the Rev. Richard Fox, officiating. Interment, St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery, Taylor.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website.