Dakota M. Owen
On September 18th, 2020, our beautiful son left this world to enter into his next adventure. Kota was loved by so many and his smile will be missed more than words can express. We were blessed to raise Dakota M. Owen who was accepted into this world by his loving parents on December 21st, 1999.
He is survived by his father Erik G. Owen, Summerdale, PA, his mother Elizabeth (Beth) Owen (Warren), Mechanicsburg, PA, and his brothers Dexter Owen (Denelle), and Dylan Owen (Marie). He will also be deeply missed by his Grandparents Gordon (PawPaw) and Helen (Meme) Warren, Marysville, PA, Donald Owen, Tucson, AZ, his many precious aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces, as well as his friends whom he considered family. He is preceded in death by his Grandmother Ellen Owen (Hunara), Easton, PA and is now at peace with his Great-Grandmother Edna Hammontree (Grandma ‘Tree’), his dogs Chewie and Tessa and cats Lilo and Shiney who he is happily playing with again.
Dakota loved all types of video games, hanging with his friends, being outdoors, music and family dinners, which normally included brotherly banter. He was a member of the West Fairview baseball little league which won the Greater West Shore runners-up for the minor division in 2009 and were major division champions in 2011. He was most proud of the purchase of his first new car, a 2019 Dodge Challenger. He was free spirited and head strong. His friends would describe him as thoughtful, supportive, fun loving and caring. As a young boy he loved dressing up as superheroes, a behavior which he later displayed with his need to help others in their time of need. For many of his friends he was just a phone call away. There was never any judgment, only an ear to listen and an offer to do whatever he could to help. He always made sure you were okay and would make sure that you never had to face your problem alone.
A celebration of life will be held at Dakota’s grandparents’ home on October 17 at 2:00 PM after a private service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you tell your loved ones how you feel about them and if you are compelled, plant a tree in Dakota’s memory.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Owen family.