Obituary of Gerald C. Pierce
Gerald C. Pierce Bolivar, NY Gerald C. Pierce, an Olean area native and longtime resident of Bolivar, passed away May 8, 2020 at the home of his son Shane in Atlanta, GA. Born May 5, 1942 in Olean, he was the son of Earl D. and Mildred C Pierce. In June 1961 in Olean he married Mary I. Gross who survives. Gerald grew up in the Allegany later moved to Bolivar where he and his wife raised their children. He had been employed at the Olean American Tile Plant until 1982 then at former Cooper Power Systems as their water treatment manager in Olean prior to his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed woodworking and water gardening, and also fishing and hunting. Surviving besides his wife are 4 children Lynnette (Wade John) Pope of Portville, Gerald R. (Cindy) Pierce of Collins , Keith (Amber) Pierce of Little Genesee and Shane (William West) Pierce of Atlanta, GA; 11 grandchildren, including 2 whom he, along with his wife, raised along with his own children. They are Brandon Mitchell Pierce, who predeceased him, and Kirstea Rae Pierce of Little Genesee; 8 great grandchildren, 2 brothers including his twin brother John "Jack" (Mary “Peggy”) Pierce of Bolivar and Rick (Betty) Pierce of Bradford, PA and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, 5 brothers and sisters Betty Benson, Henry Pierce, Lyle Pierce, Tom Pierce and Donald Pierce, and 2 Grandchildren Aaron Pierce and Brandon Pierce. The family invites friends to join with them at Allegany Cemetery on Friday (July 24, 2020) at 11:30am for a graveside service. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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