UnknownFormer ARTBA member Bruce Owens, who served several terms on the association’s Traffic Safety Industry Division (TSID) board, died Aug. 1 at his home in Gambrills, Maryland, from complications related to pulmonary hypertension. He was 83.

Owens was a past recipient of the John “Jake” Landen Memorial Safety Award, the TSID highest honor.

“Bruce will be remembered by many of us as the funny, quick-witted friend who rarely missed an ARTBA event, and was always happy to share a smile and make everyone feel welcome to be around him,” said Brad Sant, ARTBA’s senior vice president for safety and education.

Owens retired in 2011 as vice president of sales at Plastic Safety Systems. He began working at the parent company, Electro General Plastics Corp., starting in 1961.

A memorial service at Community United Methodist Church in Crofton, Maryland is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 29. More details here.