Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76th Street, New York, NY



April 6, 1989January 11, 2020

Owen David Benjamin Strong, age 30, died from the effects of glioblastoma on January 11.

A native of New York City, Owen attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools, St. Andrew's School in Middletown, DE and Tufts University, where he received his 2011 BA in International Relations concentrating in Economic Development. Back in Manhattan, he worked as an Impact Research Consultant at the Business Center for New Americans prior to joining the Durst Organization as a Transactions Analyst. Owen also enjoyed writing and recording music with his band The Evening Fools. Owen is survived by his parents Edward Strong and Laurel Durst Strong, and his sister Leda. Memorial service Saturday, January 18 at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre at the Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46 Street between 6th and 7th Avenues; doors open at 10:30am, Memorial at 11am.


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Amy Silberman

January 17, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Owen’s passing. I taught him in first grade and all I can recall is a smart, quiet sweet boy. I truly am distressed by this news.
My condolences to the family and to all of his dear friends.
Hugs - Amy

Terence Kwak

January 15, 2020

I am at a loss for words to express my sorrow. I can only imagine the pain that the family is going through at the moment and extend my deepest condolences. Owen and I were roommates at St. Andrews. I hold dear all the memories we shared during those times. With both of us being busy with our own daily lives and geographically far from each other, we were not in constant contact but we have kept in touch updating each other of our respective lives. I naively thought we had more time. Rest in peace brother and I am honored to have been part of your short life and you will be missed very dearly.

Kathy Dutton

January 13, 2020

I am so sad and am thinking of all the Strongs at this time. Owen will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the few that always had a smile on his face. He was a wonderful person with so many great qualities. I, too, am heart-broken over this. Sending prayers and much love.

Rashad Davis

January 12, 2020

My heart is broken. Owen and I were in S-Factor at Tufts together, and he never failed to bring his trademark sense of humor, love, and energy whenever he entered the room. He always had a hug and his unconditional love for me whenever we met, and I'm so grateful that God gave me a kind soul like him to know -however brief a time he was here. You always take it for granted that someone will be there, but his love and his legacy of that will stay with those he knew forever. Rest in power my friend. Lots of love,