James C. Owens, Jr., 58, of Stroudsburg, Pa. passed away on Wednesday April 6, 2022. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline Moore-Owens. James was a resident of the Stroudsburg area for the past 10 years and prior to that he resided in the Bushkill area. Born in Newark, New Jersey he was the son of Gladys Owens-Jordan of Newark, N.J.
James worked as a HVAC specialist for the Newark Public School Board of Education for the past 15 years. James joined the Bushkill Fire Department in 2001 serving in roles such as treasurer, trustee on the board and assistant chief, captain of the dive team as well as chairing many committees throughout the years. Jimmy also served with the Marshalls Creek Fire Company.
In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by his children: Sonsary Owens, Desiree Owens and Naseebah Owens, step-children: Meekaaeel DeBradley, Gyasi DeBradley, Indigo DeBradley and Zuri DeBradley, 8 grandchildren and his siblings: James Glover, Marvin Adamson and Sharee Owens-West.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, April 9, from 1-3 pm at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. 23 N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360 followed by a funeral service at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to the Bushkill Volunteer Fire Company, 124 Evergreen Drive, Bushkill, PA 18324.