Chuck Owen is a warm and cheery man who immediately makes you feel at ease with his humor. Just the type of father or grandfather you’d be proud to have. A faithful volunteer with ProMedica Hospice since 2013, Chuck spends most of his time at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence but also makes house calls when needed.
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind, Chuck was an engineer by trade but also studied for the priesthood for two years. He and his wife, Madeline, put down deep roots in upstate New York where they raised three children.
With deep reflection, Chuck looks at his volunteering for hospice as repayment for the care his wife received while she was battling leukemia. She spent 243 days in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton some 20 years ago. The facility was small and didn’t offer hospice services so the hospital staff became the Owen’s end-of-life care team. Chuck fondly recalls the relationships he and his wife built there, some of which he continues to maintain today.