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Owen Pierce  

Owen Pierce

August 14, 1997 – August 1, 2015

Owen Pierce, age 17, of Chestertown, MD and Wayne, PA, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Born in Newark, DE on August 14, 1997, Owen was the son of Edward L. Pierce, Jr. of Wayne, PA and Joanna (Traurig) Pierce of Chestertown, MD.

In addition to being a student, he was an avid skateboarder and talented artist. Owen will be remembered by his family and friends for his many positive traits, especially his open mind, generous nature and big heart.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Lauren and Sophie Pierce both of Chestertown; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Carol Traurig of Newark, DE; and paternal grandparents, Edward L., Sr. and Elizabeth Pierce of Wilmington, DE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Saturday morning, August 8, 2015, at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 508 High Street, Chestertown, MD, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday morning, August 10, 2015 at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Owen’s memory may be made to the Philabundance Community Kitchen, 3616 S. Galloway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 or to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), P.O. Box 62596, Baltimore, MD 21264-2596.

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  1. Mariann Welliver, August 4, 2015

    So saddened to hear this Joanna. I am heartbroken for you. Praying for the peace that passes all understanding for you and your family

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 5, 2015

      Thank you Mariann!

      Reply
  2. Michelle Papadopoulos, August 4, 2015

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. We pray that you may find peace and strength during this difficult time.
    -Papadopoulos (Gunston) Family

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 5, 2015

      Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Marc Castelli, August 4, 2015

    So sad to know that Owen will no longer be coming next door so he and I can talk about life, drawing,skateboards,Shiatsu and Chi.
    All of us Castellis send our condolences to Joanna,Lauren, Sophie and Ed.
    Marc,Phyllis,Ken, Colleen, Nicole and Thor..

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 5, 2015

      Thank you, Castelli family. Marc, he adored you. You were a big part of his early years. Skateboarding and drawing with Mr. Castelli were his favorite things. Thank you for being part of his life and talking to him about all the important things:)

      Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you, beautiful Castelli family!

      Reply
  4. Frank & Roxie Newsome Shane and family, August 4, 2015

    Joanna we have no words just memories of your sweet sweet Owen, my heart breaks for you and your family! Owen will be missed so very much! Just yesterday Owen and Shane were I. Pre-k together, growing up riding four wheelers to skate boarding to just hanging out! We are here for you, for any reason day or night please please just call. Love to you, Laureen, and Sophie and Ed! RIP Owen we will see you again some day! Xoxoxo

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 20, 2015

      Thank you Roxie and family:). He will meet us with his skateboard in hand.

      Reply
  5. Denise Jones, August 4, 2015

    To the family you have my deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of having Owen at Worton elem. School, may God give you peace.

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 20, 2015

      Thank you Denise!

      Reply
  6. Annie Raymond, August 4, 2015

    Dear Joanna, I am just heartbroken for you, Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Annie Raymond

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  7. Mara Schmittinger, August 4, 2015

    Joanna,
    I am so sorry to hear this. Please let me know if you need anything during this difficult time. I’m happy to help you in any way.

    -Mara Schmittinger and the entire Schmittinger Family (Gunston)

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Mara (and Scmittinger family)!

      Reply
  8. Hertz Family, August 4, 2015

    We are thinking of you during this very difficult time.
    Hertz Family of Chestertown, MD

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  9. Julie Donovan, August 5, 2015

    So very sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. I had the opportunity to meet Owen a couple times and what a sweet young man he was…. My heart breaks for you Joanna and your family. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories of Owen. Julie Donovan

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  10. Patricia Lockwood, August 5, 2015

    So sudden, sorry to hear of our families loss. God be with all of the family, Love you all.

    Reply
  11. Allen & Kim Hall, August 5, 2015

    We were sorry to hear about Owen, though we never had the honor of meeting him. We send our sincerest of condolences for your loss.

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  12. Mario E., August 5, 2015

    In the short time I knew Owen he left an impression on me that will never go away. He was funny, smart and had a good heart. He was also a deep thinker and an old soul. I will miss hearing ‘Owen stories’ and I regret not having more time to get to know him better. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Dianne Reynolds, August 5, 2015

    My heartfelt sorrow and condolences.

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Dianne.

      Joanna

      Reply
  14. Patrick, August 5, 2015

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Owen will live forever in your hearts. May God bless you during this difficult time.

    – The Dougherty family

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  15. Kate Van Name, August 6, 2015

    Dear Joanna –

    The terrible sadness our family has felt this week for you and yours weighs heavily on our hearts and souls. No words can convey the appropriate emotions. We will pray and love, and forever keep Owen in our thoughts. May God bless you and keep you. And give you peace.

    Love,
    Kate, the Van Name family and the Pynn family

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Kate!

      Reply
  16. Suzanne, August 6, 2015

    Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs to you and the family.

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Sue.

      Joanna

      Reply
  17. Natasha Bowman, August 6, 2015

    Mrs. Pierce, I don’t know if you remember me, but I went to school with Owen and Gibby. They taught me to skateboard and we spent many summer days skating through town having a blast. I have great memories of Owen and still have the pair of cat earrings he gave to me and I still wear them often. You and your family are in my prayers, and I wish I could have been around more often to grow up with Owen, but I moved to Florida. Thank you so much for raising such a sweet young man for me to make amazing childhood memories with. I hope you all are doing well despite this hard time. Love, Natasha Bowman

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Oh Natasha! I certainly remember you! Owen’s first crush:). You were so sweet to him…He really liked you. Thank you for reaching out. I hope you are doing well in Florida and sorry to reconnect over such sadness.

      Best,
      Joanna

      Reply
  18. Kris George, August 6, 2015

    Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to you Joanna – grateful I got the chance to meet your sweet boy. Please know you and your girls are in my heart and prayers.

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Kris! I treasure those photos you took even more now. Those were our last family photos.

      Best,
      Joanna

      Reply
  19. Tracey Rodney, August 6, 2015

    I have the fondest memories of Owen while he attended Worton Elementary School. He was such a caring little boy. I pray that you and your family will find peace as you deal with this loss. Love and prayers your family.

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Tracey!

      Joanna

      Reply
  20. Scott Archer, August 6, 2015

    Joanna,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Both you the Pierce and Traurig families are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Scott:)

      Joanna

      Reply
  21. Brenda Ewing, August 6, 2015

    I am absolutely heartbroken. Owen and Brandon were inseparable. They spent a lot of time together. Owen and Brandon would make plans on how they could spend the weekends together. When the plans were made, Owen would come to me. Mrs.Ewing… One look at him, is all it took. I almost always said yes. He spent so much time with us, I think he couldve been on first name basis with me. But, of course, he would never. I could go on, and on. So many sweet, precious memories. I hadn’t seen Owen for a long time, but I thought of him often. We will always love you Owen. Until we meet again…

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Brenda:). Precious memories indeed.

      Joanna

      Reply
  22. Mary Lou Thomas McDowell, August 7, 2015

    Joanna,
    I just heard this sad news.
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Lou Thomas McDowell and family

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 20, 2015

      Thank you Mary Lou!

      Joanna

      Reply
  23. Helena Mack, August 7, 2015

    So sorry for your loss,praying that the Lord gives you strength and comfort at this time…..God Bless You!…..Love Aunt Helena

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  24. Kathy and Nick Cekine, August 7, 2015

    Joanna, I am so sorry to hear about Owen. God Bless you and your family, I was your moms best friend ever since high school. Kathy Cekine

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 20, 2015

      Thank you Kathy and Nick. I remember you:). Thank you for coming to Owen’s graveside service. It meant a lot to my mom.

      Best,
      Joanna

      Reply
  25. Missy Hollis, August 8, 2015

    Joanna,
    You, Lauren, and Sophie ( and all who knew and loved your Owen) have been on my mind and in my prayers. Praying that memories of times together bring comfort and peace. How fun were all our days together when our kids were so young and spent so much time together in Moms club- missing those days. Missing Owen.

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Missy. Miss those days so very much:). Thanks for posting.

      Joanna

      Reply
  26. Tammy Studebaker, August 8, 2015

    Joanna ,deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family .So very saddened for you , Ed and the children . I am sure there are so many praying that you find the strength you need to carry on . Love and prayers-The Studebakers

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you for the kind thoughts and prayers.

      Joanna

      Reply
  27. Robert Archer, August 8, 2015

    Joanna, I am sorry for your loss
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers
    God Bless you and your Family
    Robert Archer

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you for the message Rob:)

      Joanna, Lauren and Sophie

      Reply
  28. Annie Raymond, August 9, 2015

    Dear Joanna,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayer over your unimaginable loss.
    oxoxx Annie and Aggie Raymond

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    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you, Annie and Aggie!

      Joanna

      Reply
  29. Paula Pavon, August 12, 2015

    I am so sorry to learn of Owens passing. I remember him being such a kind guy. I have no words to express how sorry I am that he has passed on.

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you Paula.

      Joanna

      Reply
  30. The Goss Family, August 16, 2015

    Sending light and love to your family.

    Reply
    • Joanna Pierce, August 19, 2015

      Thank you!

      Reply

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