In Loving Memory of

Teresa Wosoclo Owen

02/07/1923 - 09/04/2013

Teresa Owen, born in Frackville, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1923, died September 4, 2013, in Gainesville, Florida, of natural causes. Teresa, the daughter of Anne Stutlick and Michael Wosoclo, was preceded in death by husband Dr. Joseph Allen Owen and sisters Mary Wosoclo, Helen Fleisher, Lottie Mullin, and brother John Wosoclo.  She is survived by sister Sophie Wertman, daughters Michele Owen Pepe of Marietta, Georgia and Patricia Owen Myers of High Springs, Florida; grandchildren Alexandria and Joseph Pepe, Elisa, Bennet and Samuel Myers.


As a dental hygienist for the United States government, she traveled the world with stops in Guam, the Philipines, and Korea. Teresa moved to the Panama Canal Zone where she met and married Dr. Joseph Allen Owen and raised her two daughters.


After retirement she settled in Clearwater, Florida and then moved to Gainesville, Florida.  She was a member of Holy Faith Catholic Church, enjoyed swimming, gardening and spending time with family and friends.  Teresa will always be remembered for her quick wit, engaging smile and infamous “love pats”.


A funeral mass will be held at Holy Faith Catholic Church 747 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, Florida on Monday September 9, 2013 at 9:30 am.

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7 Responses

  1. Pam Lee at · Reply

    As a member of the Atrium at Gainesville management team, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Patty Myers and the rest of Teresa’s family. This was her last home and she was very much a big part of our Atrium “family”. We will miss our gal, Theresa, may she rest in sweet peace.

  2. Richard Grimison at · Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Patty and Michele and families. Your Mother was a remarkable woman and you and your families are a wonderful legacy to her life. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you y muy fuerte abrazos,

    Richard, Diana, and family

  3. Paul DeWitt Myers at · Reply


    As you lived and believed, our destiny is designed for reunion with our father. By your life, you exemplified perseverance, commitment, loyalty and faith. May you intercede for us in our final test.

    Forever your son-in law,


  4. Rebecca Grimison Pletcher at · Reply

    Patty & family,

    I feel broken-hearted for your loss. Experiencing the same thing right now, you are never quite ready for your mom to be gone. I hope you will take comfort in your memories, her love and the support of all of us who love you. Although I did not know your mom I’m sure she was an angel because she raised wonderful children. Wishing you well. God bless and lots of love.

  5. Jennie Lyn Herwig Steeg at · Reply

    Patty & Family

    Your mom always amazed me with her boldness! Her life was by no means conventional for someone of her era and, I believe, it was her faith that gave her strength to choose a non-traditional journey for her life. She was a true trail-blazer and will be missed. Much love, JL

  6. Elaine Zapata at · Reply

    Dear Patty & Paul, Elisa, Bennet and Sam,

    Tess will always be a lovely memory for the Zapata family … she was a beautiful lady with a lovely smile and very quick wit and I know how much love you all shared together! I know she will be missed here on earth, but I also know she will be with you all, always.

    Love & Blessings,
    Elaine and Zap and Emily

  7. ed and barbara at · Reply

    Michele and Patty
    So saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Both your father Joe and your mother Tess were wonderfully warm and caring friends. We often think of you and the CZ days we all cherish.

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