LEWES, DE Stephen Thomas Owen, 32, formerly of Colorado and York, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Lewes, Del., after a short illness. He was born on September 26, 1980, in York, son of A. Thomas and Elizabeth Anne (Keller) Owen. Stephen was a graduate of the York Country Day School Class of 1999. He was previously employed with Wavevision in executive sales. Stephen was an EMT, Eagle Scout, and enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid skier, biker, and loved the Lewes beach. Stephen had a very giving spirit and liked to help anybody and everybody. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Albert Weisz Owen and Annette Meck Owen, and maternal grandparents, Albert Dietz Keller and Virginia Lupton Keller, all of York. Stephen is survived by his parents, A. Thomas and Elizabeth Owen of Lewes, Del.; a daughter, Haylee Elizabeth Owen; a brother, Jonathan Albert Owen and his wife, Shayla Dawn, and their two children, Orly Raya Perl and Oliver Albert Owen. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2nd and Market Sts., Lewes, DE 19958. Interment will be held privately at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewes. In lieu of flowers. the family suggests contributions in Stephen's name to the American Liver Foundation Mid-Atlantic Division, 1341 N. Delaware Ave., Suite 209, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 9, 2012