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Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD

OBITUARY

Zachary Martin Owens

May 6, 1984January 14, 2020
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On January 14, 2020, Zachary Martin Owens passed away suddenly. He was the beloved husband of Laurie Renae Owens (nee Benjamin); loving son of Larry and Harriet Owens; dear son-in-law of John and Kathy Benjamin; dear brother-in-law of Michelle Benjamin; cherished nephew of Terry Owens and his wife Cathy, Neely Owens, Regina Robison and her husband Barton, Delora Maner, Wilmer Lutche and his wife Leona, and Michael Lutche and his wife Kathy.

Zach served this nation and our state honorably for over 18 years of military service. He was an expert in his craft; managing finances at both the Soldier and Organizational levels and took great pride in his field. As a member of the Joint Force Headquarters, Maryland Army National Guard, his most recent assignment was vital in providing support to deploying Soldiers and their Family members. He thrived in the service of others and touched many lives.

Zach was a trained Financial Analyst, a Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, an Army Instructor, and a proud Airborne graduate. In 2003 he deployed with 1229th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and in 2016 he deployed with the 29th Infantry Division (Forward) to Kamp Arifjan Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

His dedication was recognized with a posthumous promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant (E8) and the following awards: Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ bronze hourglass), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (w/ 4 oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, 2 Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Army Basic Parachutist Badge, Maryland National Guard Commendation Ribbon, Maryland National Guard Distinguished Service Cross (w/ one silver botonee), Maryland National Guard Outstanding Unit Ribbon. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. MacPhail RD, Bel Air, MD 21014, on Thursday, January 23rd from 3-5pm; at which time a funeral service will begin. Interment services will be held on Friday, January 24th, at 11:30am, at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery (11501 Garrison Forest RD, Owings Mills, MD 21117). Those desiring may make a memorial contribution towards Zach’s funeral expenses. Please send donations directly to Laurie.

  • FAMILY

  • Laurie Renae Owens (nee Benjamin), Wife
  • Larry Owens, Father
  • Harriet Owens, Mother
  • John Benjamin, Father-in-law
  • Kathy Benjamin, Mother-in-law
  • Michelle Benjamin, Sister-in-law
  • Terry Owens and his wife Cathy, Uncle
  • Neely Owens, Uncle
  • Regina Robison and her husband Barton, Aunt
  • Delora Maner, Aunt
  • Wilmer Lutche and his wife Leona, Uncle
  • Michael Lutche and his wife Kathy, Uncle

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, January 24, 2020

Memories

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Mom & Dad

February 22, 2020

Love You
Forever, Zachary

Laura Cellini

February 5, 2020

My heart goes out to the Owens family. I was so saddened to learn of Zach’s passing just recently. I knew of and met Zach through Laurie. Laurie is the sweetest girl I have ever met and has a big heart. I remember telling Zach this when I met him at Laurie’s work. And I can remember him smiling from ear to ear and telling me he was lucky to have her.

Laurie, you’re a strong beautiful soul and Zach will always be with you and proud of you.

I’d like to thank Zach for his unconditional devotion to his country and will keep him in my prayers as well as the family.

Please let me know if you need anything Laurie.

Laura Cellini

Brenda Ford

January 23, 2020

Harriet and family so sorry to hear about the passing of your son will sure keep you and your family in prayers!


Brenda Ford
(HWES)

Francine Schatz

January 23, 2020

I am feeling so sad. Gone way too soon.
I enjoyed looking through all of the pictures and messages. Harriet, I am thinking we had a dress as your favorite book character day in that great picture from 2nd grade.

Sincere condolences. I truly wish I could be with you today.

Harriet, Larry and Laurie, may Zach's memory be a blessing. Gone way too soon.

RUDI CARLTON

January 22, 2020

I remember working with Zack at the USPFO in Havre De Grace for several years. We worked side by side working issues and taking on challenges. While Zack and I didn't always agree on how to work a particular issue, we managed to compromise and get the work accomplished. I really enjoyed working with Zack and while he's been away from the USPFO for a few years, he's one of those caliber people who will be sorely missed.

LYNNE PARRY

January 21, 2020

Larry, Harriet and Laurie, The entire Parry family is shocked and saddened at your loss. We loved Zach and all of us fondly remember him often showing up at our front door to hang out with Kevin in the basement...he was often here and we so enjoyed him. His service to his country and his family is to be commended. He is an inspiration to others and has left a huge void.

Please accept our most sincere condolences and know we are always here for you.

Love,
Lynne, Kevin, Danny and Caroline

Sheila Knight

January 20, 2020

Harriet, Larry, and Laurie:

I am so shocked and sad about the sudden passing of Zachary. Deepest sympathy to your family.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

My home phone is 410-569-4160 and email is:
ourcatsinbox@hotmail.com

Sincere condolences,

Sheila Knight, Bel Air Community Chorus

James McMahan COL (R)

January 20, 2020

The loss of a family member leaves a void never to be filled. The loss of a Soldier is the loss of an individual who cared about an even larger family. As we all reflect we can see a family man, a son, a leader, and a Patriot! Rest in God’s care.

Bill Anderson

January 19, 2020

This message is primarily to Larry Owens, but all the family are invited to read. I am a fellow bridge playing friend of his.

Larry, I am heartbroken to hear of the sudden loss of your son and think how devastated you and your family must feel. My family went through a couple of similar losses many years ago. It gets easier with time, and God's healing power, though I've found many decades later something can happen that it still brings tears. I didn't know much about your son, but am very impressed to read of his contributions to our country's defense here. I hope in time the memories of the good things he did come to replace most of the pain you feel now.

VICTORIA SQUIRE

January 18, 2020

Harriet and Larry , My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Zachary.I know you were proud and still are, of all the accomplishments Zachary achieved in life ,You all will be in my thoughts and prayers .

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Biography

On January 14, 2020, Zachary Martin Owens passed away suddenly. He was the beloved husband of Laurie Renae Owens (nee Benjamin); loving son of Larry and Harriet Owens; dear son-in-law of John and Kathy Benjamin; dear brother-in-law of Michelle Benjamin; cherished nephew of Terry Owens and his wife Cathy, Neely Owens, Regina Robison and her husband Barton, Delora Maner, Wilmer Lutche and his wife Leona, and Michael Lutche and his wife Kathy.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. MacPhail RD, Bel Air, MD 21014, on Thursday, January 23rd from 3-5pm; at which time a funeral service will begin. Interment services will be held on Friday, January 24th, at 11:30am, at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery (Owings Mills, MD). Those desiring may make a memorial contribution towards Zach’s funeral expenses. Please send donations directly to Laurie.