Obituary: Herman Lee Pierce, of Eighty-Four

June 17, 1920 - Oct. 6, 2012

Herman Lee Pierce, 92, of Eighty-Four, died Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 in his home.

He was born June 17, 1920 in George, North Hampton County in North Carolina, the son of the late Lee and Jessie Stevenson Pierce.

Mr. Pierce was a construction and maintenance worker and was employed by Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corp. in Pittsburgh, as well as various other construction and redevelopment companies until his retirement.

He believed strongly in the importance of helping family, friends and neighbors with their home improvement and repair projects.

He had a strong faith. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in the Washington, Pa. congregation.

On Oct. 14, 1950 in Pittsburgh he married Eleanor Dolores Wilson Pierce, who preceded him in death in 1996.

Surviving is a son, Lamar (Lillian) Pierce of Eighty-Four.

Mr. Pierce was the eldest of nine children and is survived by two brothers, George and William Pierce, and three sisters Cora Evans, Eleanor Askew and Helen Grant.

Also surviving are two grandchildren, Anthony (Erica) Lama Pierce of Trenton, N.J. and Rozzlyn (Adam) Yolanda Pierce of Chantilly, Va., and three great-grandchildren, Tatiana, Marc-Antoni and Ethan Pierce.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Darryl Sylvester Pierce, two sisters Rita Richardson and Salone Jolly, and one brother, James “Bubba” Pierce.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in the Kingdom of Jehovah’s Witness at 70 Cleveland Road, Washington PA 15301.

Arrangements are in the care of Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home in Canonsburg.

For more information or to leave online condolences, visit the DeAngelo Funeral Home website here.


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