John T. Pierce
November 20, 1923 ~ November 5, 2007
Rochester: Monday, November 5, 2007 at age 83. Survived by his wife, Kathleen Pierce; children, William Pierce, Mary (Joseph) Spakowski & Carolyn (James) Piampiano; brothers and sister, Ira, Charles (Alice) & Linda; grandchildren, James, John, Kathleen, Molly, Marie, Claire, Grace & Patrick; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many friends. John is a Veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army. No prior calling. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Friday 11 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300, Rochester NY 14620 in his memory.
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope happier memories bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.
Hey Pa, It’s Claire and I just wante to say that we all miss you down here. I read a reading at your funeral today and mom said you would of been very proud of me. It took alot of courage to get up there and read. I know you are in a better place now. We know that the only reason you left was because god needed you to do jobies up in heaven. We miss you but we know that you charised being dowm here but now you are an angle and you are looking over us. And I thank you.’You be careful now’ was what you alwasy used to say to me when I would leave your house and now I am saying to you ‘you be carful now’.
I Love You,
My deepest sympathies on John’s passing. I have been the recreation coordinator at St. Bernard’s since its opening and have known John the entire time of his participating in our program. I very much enjoyed his intelligence, and mostly his sense of humor. What an interesting man. He always had something to say about some political figure or something that was going on in the world. We laughed about the article in the Alfred-Almond paper about the U.S. Cole ship being docked at the Naval base in Horseheads! He always saw the humorous side of things. In the past year or so I gave him magazines Scientific American. His eyes would light up when he saw those! As I look at his start day here at program, it was 1997, one year after we opened…I’ve known him all that time! He will truly be missed here, and all the staff here is sharing fond memories of him. God Bless all of you, and know that he holds a very special place in our hearts here at St. Bernard’s Adult Day Program.
This wonderful, caring person was my grandpa. Me and my cousins always called him ‘Pa.’ I hope you are safe in heaven and watching over me and my family. Hey Pa are you up in the hills or down in the valley because that’s the question you always asked me when I would leave. I would always say I was up in the hills and now your up in heaven. We are all thinking of you.
To Bill and family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you in this difficult time.