The obituary of Owen Gerrard Bardzilowski

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Owen G. Bardzilowski, at home on Thursday, Sept. 15 at age 14.

A lifelong resident of Princeton, NJ, he began his freshman year at Princeton High School. Over the years, he loved to play golf with his Dad and Grandpa, was an expert in solving various kinds of Rubik’s cubes, an enthusiastic skateboarder and active in various youth sports programs.

Owen is survived by his parents Joe and Marie Evelyn Bardzilowski, his siblings Miles, Ella and Maria, maternal grandmother Marie Thomas of Plainsboro, paternal grandparents Joseph and Julia Bardzilowski of Clark, and Carole Vill’Neuve of Las Vegas, aunt Lisa (Ron) Rapolas, uncles Charles “Eddie” (Carolyn) Thomas, Michael Thomas (Northern Ireland), Mike and Jon Bardzilowski, great uncle Leon Bardzilowski, Dawn and Arturo Pacheco and special cousin Evelyn Torres (Pensacola, FL) and loved in life by a host of cousins, extended family and friends.

Owen faithfully attended Princeton Police Department Youth Academy over the past few years and this past summer was a counselor in the program.

Visiting hours are Monday, Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m and 6-9 p.m at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542. Funeral services will be private.

Since it was Owen’s dream to be a Princeton police officer, in lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to Princeton PD Youth Academy Fund, c/o PBA Local 130, 1 Valley Road Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

About Erica Chayes Wida

Erica Chayes Wida is a writer, mom, and complete zealot when it comes to poetry, paella and globe collections. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from UCLA, Erica moved to Italy where the seasons and old architecture inspired her journey back to the East Coast. Since then, she and her husband have created a nest egg locally and, over time, developed a rather grand love affair with the town of Princeton. Erica is senior editor at The Princeton Sun and enjoys fulfilling her Princeton affections on a daily basis. | View all posts by Erica Chayes Wida