Edward Pierce, 78, foreman, coached midget football

By on June 13, 2012

Edward C. Pierce, 78, of Ephrata, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County.

He was the husband of Charlotte "Betty" (Hare) Pierce to whom he was married on May 2, 1981.

Edward was born on Oct. 25, 1933 in Ephrata, a son of the late Edward D. and Marion Cole Pierce.

He retired after 26 years of employment as an electrical foreman for Edwin L. Heim in Harrisburg. He was a charter member of New Hope "Fissel’s" United Church of Christ and their Happy New Hope Seniors Group. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Union, the Ephrata War Memorial Association, the Carnival Glass Club and the Friendly Circle Senior Group of Akron and was a former member and president of the Ephrata Football Booster Club where he also coached midget football for many years. He also enjoyed traveling.

Besides his wife Betty, he leaves two sons, Jeff E., husband of Kim Pierce, of Lititz; Bruce E., husband of Christine Pierce, of Manheim; two daughters: Bonnie, wife of Ed Ritzman, of New York; Barb, wife of Brian Camp, of Minneola, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and two brothers,: Frank, husband of Joanna Pierce, of Herndon; and Thomas, husband of Dottye Pierce. of Huntsville, Ala.

He was preceded in death by sisters: Betty, Jean, Mary Louise and Teresa.

Funeral services were held on June 12 at New Hope (Fissel’s) United Church of Christ, Glen Rock, with Rev. Julian Hall, interim pastor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P,O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Geiple Funeral Home Inc., 53 Main Street, Glen Rock, assisted the family with arrangements.

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