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Owen Pierce

Born August 14, 1997

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

  • 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

  • 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..

  • 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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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

  • 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:)

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you Mariann!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My heartfelt sorrow and condolences.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs to you and the family.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joanna,

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

  • 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…

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dear Joanna,

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

  • 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.

  • Sending light and love to your family.

  • Thank you, beautiful Castelli family!

  • Thank you Kate!

  • 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

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

    Best,
    Joanna

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you Paula.

    Joanna

  • Thank you, Annie and Aggie!

    Joanna

  • Thank you for the message Rob:)

    Joanna, Lauren and Sophie

  • Thank you Scott:)

    Joanna

  • Thank you Tracey!

    Joanna

  • Thank you Sue.

    Joanna

  • Thank you Mara (and Scmittinger family)!

  • Thank you Brenda:). Precious memories indeed.

    Joanna

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

    Joanna

  • Thank you for the kind thoughts and prayers.

    Joanna

  • Thank you Dianne.

    Joanna

  • Thank you Mary Lou!

    Joanna

  • 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

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

  • Thank you Denise!