Todd P. Owens, 64, of Newport, Pennsylvania, found eternal rest on November 22, 2018.
Todd grew up in Milton, Pennsylvania, then moved to State College to complete a Forestry degree at Penn State. A creative and entrepreneurial spirit led Todd into a life-long career in advertising, and he quickly moved from working in agencies to owning businesses himself over the years. His last venture, O’ Advertising, completed projects for several prominent groups. Todd loved to write and challenge his vocabulary with crossword puzzles. He was a film fanatic, eager to discuss old and new movies alike.
Todd never lost his affinity for nature, spending a great deal of his life in the outdoors. Camping, canoeing and fishing were among his favorite activities, often with the Penns Creek as a destination. He hand built both of his homes from the ground up, where he enjoyed family gatherings. He was a gentle soul with endless curiosity and an endearing sense of humor.
Todd Owens succumbed to medical complications following a recent hospitalization. With his passing, he joins his mother, Jane Pawling Owens, and his father Prentiss Owens. Todd is survived by his partner, Wendy Shumaker; his children Ellen, Jessica, Benjamin and Isabel; his sister Deborah and brother Jon; and his previous wife Joan Owens.
Those wishing to honor Todd’s life can make donations to causes dear to him: Penns Valley Conservation Association (www.pennsvalley.net) P.O. Box 165
Aaronsburg PA 16820; and Central PA Conservancy (www.centralpaconservancy.org) 401 E. Louther St., Suite 308, Carlisle, PA 17013. A private memorial will be held at a later date.