Owen Desmond
Owen Desmond

Obituary of Owen Desmond

Owen E. Desmond III, 77, of Skillman and a fifty-year resident of Princeton, died peacefully on Thursday morning 24 August, at home with his family. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, July 19, 1935 to Florence (Burns) and Owen E. Desmond Jr., he graduated from the University of Notre Dame (1957), and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (1961). From 1957 ��" 1959 he served as a 2nd Lt. in the Army, stationed in South Korea. He spent the majority of his working career in New York City, in financial services, primarily institutional research and sales. A member of the Pretty Brook Club and The University Club of New York, Mr. Desmond was an active member of the Princeton community. Most recently, he was a volunteer at Princeton Hospital, where he gave over 5,000 hours of service. He was a Eucharistic Minister for St. Paul's Church serving parishioners in Princeton Hospital as well as the homebound. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol O'Brien Desmond; a sister, Katherine D. Hoesel (Walter) of Duvall, Washington; a brother Michael B. Desmond of Boston, MA; his daughter Anne C. Desmond of Princeton and her children, Owen (9) and Deirdre (5); His son, and daughter in law, Owen E. (Ned) and Kristina H. Desmond of Wellesley, MA, and their three children: Jackson (11), Maja (9), and Tyler (5). A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11 AM, at St. Paul's Church in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Owen's memory can be made to: the Princeton Hospice Program, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 or the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Chest Diseases Center, c/o Office of Development, 654 West 170th St., NYC, NY 10032, Attn. Allison Yessin.
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