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Earl Pierce Jr., 88, vet, electrician
Earl Pierce Jr., 88, of New Holland, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 after a brief illness at Garden Spot Village, New Holland.
Born in Reinholds, he was the son of the late Earl and Lillian (Sweigart) Pierce. His first wife, Louise (Ludwig) Pierce, died Dec. 19, 1967, and his second wife, June K. (Houser) Dyer Pierce, died Nov. 2, 2010.
Earl retired in 1985 after 38 years as a maintenance electrician for the former Sperry New Holland.
He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in New Holland and the New Holland VFW. He enjoyed traveling to world fairs; Florida, Europe and Hawaii; golfing; walking; and watching sports on TV.
During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army.
Surviving is a son: John Frederick, husband of Janet L. (Manson) Pierce, of Pittsburgh; two stepsons: Richard L., husband of Judy (Davis) Dyer, of Ephrata, and Ronald L. Dyer, of Greensboro, Md.; a stepdaughter: Narene, wife of George Dowlin, of New Holland; two grandchildren: David John, husband of Angela (Pedicone) Pierce, of Pittsburgh; and Matthew Earl Pierce, of West Mifflin; four step-grandchildren; 16 step-great grandchildren; a sister: Betty, wife of Clyde Pfautz, of Reinholds; and a brother: William Pierce, of Portage, Mich.
Preceding him in death is a son: Thomas Earl Pierce.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 19 at Garden Spot Village Chapel, with the Reverend Eric Ritz officiating. Interment will be in the Zeltenreich’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 276 W. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557.
To send the family condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements were made by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
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