Jessica Ellen Pierog

Jessica Ellen Pierog

February 22, 1979 - September 20, 2020
Irvine California

Jessica Ellen Pierog

February 22, 1979 - September 20, 2020
Irvine California


Jessica Ellen Pierog 


Jessica passed from this life the morning of September 20th after a sudden unexpected illness.  She was born in Orange County, California and spent her first 18 years in Monarch Bay, Monarch Beach, California.


Jessica shared her childhood with sister Margaux.  They went to different high schools but competed as a doubles team in USTA tennis.  There was National Charity League, Brownies, Monarch Beach events with family and friends, vacations, travel, celebrations,


Jessica sailed off to the Air Force Academy after Santa Margarita High School, then transferred two years later to Wellesley College, graduating with a BS in Neuroscience.  She returned home to Orange County and attended Western Medical School graduating with honors and advancing to an Emergency Medicine residency at Leigh High Valley Medical Center in Pennsylvania, again graduating with honors, exceling with peer review publications in emergency medicine.  Off to Stanford University to complete a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services and a master’s degree in Statistical Epidemiology.  With training complete and Emergency Medicine Board Certification, she attended at Stanford University Medical Center for 9 years.  Jessica recently returned to Orange County with a career change to Veterinary Medicine, being accepted to Tufts University Veterinary School.




In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Timothy Catholic Church and or Western Health Sciences Dr. Jessica Ellen Pierog Emergency Medicine scholarship.


Memorial Mass

  • Date & Time: October 23, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: St Timothy's Catholic Church
  • Location: 29102 Crown Valley Pkwy Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1865 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 249-4091

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 23, 2020 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Cathedral Memorial Gardens
  • Location: 13280 Chapman Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92840 - (Get Directions)

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55 responses to Jessica Ellen Pierog

  1. Jim and Linda- I want you to know how so very sorry I am for your loss. Please know my prayers are with you. I remember speaking with Jessica 19 years ago at my baby shower you graciously had in your home for me. She told me how she hoped to do something important someday. Something that had meaning…and she did. I know how proud of her you must be for who she was and hope you can smile through your sadness when you think of her. All my love and I hope you are well

  2. Linda and Jim- I just found out about Jessica’s untimely passing. Matthew was trying to reach her to say hello and found her obituary. Words cannot sufficiently say how very sad we all are at Jessica’s passing. She was lightning in a bottle and I know how very proud you must be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Margaux at this very sad time. Please know that we will hold her gently in our hearts forever. Cheryl, Dennis and Matthew

  3. I’ve just heard that you’ve left us, Jess, and I’m distraught. You were one my best girl friends in highschool, whip smart, motivated and deeply caring. I remember when we both found out that we both got into our first choice universities on the same day in AP English in Molly Merrel’s class” I remember when you told me you were going to the Air Force. When I made the massive change from English teacher to starting medical school, you were full of amazing advice, and now that I am too a senior Emergency Medicine doctor, your death hits me doubly hard” I have lost a dear lifelong friend and also a colleague with whom I never had the opportunity to work, like we’d talked about, fantasy I suppose really as I wasn’t planing on coming back from England. Jess, you always were the best, at everything you put your mind to. I love you and miss you painfully.

  4. Linda and Jim,
    I just found out today about Jessica. I am so,so sorry I missed the services. My heart is shattered and I am devastated for you. I do not totally understand Gods plan.
    You and Jessica will be in my prayers every day. I will never forget your kindness towards Rina.

    1. Lenin says:

      I just found out and am shuttered. Jessica gives her life to make others’ life happen, the loss is unthinkable.

  5. Ayesha Kanji says:

    I am so sorry for the passing of Jessica. I remember her as a rockstar at Wellesley who was always full of life and was a delight to be with. I am very sorry for your loss.

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