Owen J. Nugent Sr., a retired consultant for the Crown Cork and Seal Co., died Saturday after a brief illness at the Stella Maris Hospice. He had moved to the hospice from Govans more than two years ago.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Nugent, who was 98, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrowat St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road in Govans.
He retired in 1961 from Crown Cork and Seal, where he had served as foreman of the cork grinding department earlier in his 38-year career.
A native of Alexandria, Va., he came to Baltimore in 1918 after his marriage to the former Margaret Cummings, who died in 1974.
He served in the Navy during World War I as an instructor aboard the USS Constellation.
He is survived by five sons, Owen J. Nugent Jr. of Jenkintown, Pa., George E. Nugent of Syracuse, N.Y., and Robert C., Hilary J. and C. William Nugent, all of Baltimore; four daughters, Anne N. Kenney of Frostburg, Helen N. Leach of Bel Air, Sister Margaret Nugent, S.S.C., of Milwaukee and Mother Maria Nugent, O.S.B., of Bethlehem, Conn.; a brother, Robert G. Nugent of Alexandria; a sister, Virginia Rayhawk of St. Louis; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.