Remembering Pierce English…

The world lost a beautiful soul last week. Pierce B. English passed away tragically last Sunday morning,  sending those who knew and loved him in to what seems like an endless state of shock. In the hours and days that have passed, social media has lit up with stories of how this young man influenced people far and wide. While I sat reading though some of them, I was not surprised to see some of the same words over and over. Words like “kind”, “influential”, “special”, “honorable” came up again and again. No one was talking about his GPA, awards, or how fast he was in the pool but everyone was speaking to his character.

Pierce’s kind heart and compassionate demeanor touched everyone he met. His smile could brighten even the gloomiest of days. Pierce was a social butterfly who would befriend anyone and in some way make that person feel special. He loved children and could often be found playing at the pool, throwing some on his shoulders and others he would take under his wing and make them feel like they were the most important person in the world.

Pierce graduated from Northwest High School in 2016.  He was currently working as the pool manager at North Lake Pool in Germantown. He was a member of the Manchester Farm Dolphins for 13  years as a swimmer and a coach.  He also swam and coached for Joe Flaherty’s Dolphins and swam at Northwest High School.

The Manchester Farm Blue Dolphins are dedicating this swim season to Pierce and will be wearing blue butterflies 🦋 in his honor.  The team is also in the process of creating a fund in his honor to help kids in his neighborhood make the pool, swimming, and having fun with other kids be a part of their lives like it was for Pierce.

Please feel free to share your memories of Pierce in the comments….

Pierce English – Go Fund Me

Pierce English’s Obituary 

Visitation will be at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9000 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Interment All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD


3 thoughts on “Remembering Pierce English…

  • Jun 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Shannon and family, I am a former employee of QOSTC. I worked at the front desk for about five years. I will always remember Pierce as one of the nicest young men I have ever known. He was never without a smile, he never walked by without saying hi. I hope that all your beautiful memories of him will sustain you and your family through this difficult time and forever. A beautiful soul has left his earthly home. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Jun 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Pierce has touched many hearts and souls this last week. His impact on human lives has been so much bigger than we could have imagined. We thank the hundreds of people who came to honor and pray for Pierce. The English, Wyatt and Wall family are so grateful to all of you. You helped all of us appreciate him even more.
    God certainly had a very big important job for this 19 year old to do.
    As the comments, phone calls, emails and texts come in we feel he is doing exactly what was intended.
    Pierce will forever live in his family’s hearts and the hearts of many others.

  • Jun 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful tribute to our son Pierce. Tim and Shannon English


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