David A. Pearce
PEARCE, David A.
1939 – 2013
April 11, 2013- We lost the patriarch of our family, David Albert Pearce, born on September 16, 1939.
He lost his eight month battle against Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
He was a loving husband to Emily Pearce (Daner) for 35 years and combined they are blessed with nine children, 18 grandchildren, and five great-grand children scattered from Ohio to North Carolina, Philadelphia to Singapore.
David was born and raised as an only child to Albert and Anna Pearce in Philadelphia, PA.
He graduated from Germantown High School in 1957 and went on to serve in the United States Navy on board the USS Saratoga for six years. He was a proud and honored Veteran. David was a successful retired Instrumentation Engineer and then served as an advocate for Macular Degeneration when he, himself was diagnosed in 1982. He and Emily moved to Huron, Ohio 20 years ago to retire at their “Paradise on the Lake” as he referred to their home.
He passed away with his family by his side in the comfort of his home on Thursday morning, April 11, thanks to the wonderful staff of the Stein Hospice Organization.
He will be greatly missed by his family and large pool of wonderful friends who could not help but be drawn to his genuine personality.
Rest in Peace- Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Friend – you will be missed dearly by all who had the honor to share your life.
David’s body was donated to research at the Cleveland Clinic.A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at a later date.
Our family asks that in lieu of flowers, you make a donation to Stein Hospice (steinhospice.org/ donations.html), a hospice organization in your area, or a cancer research charity of your choice.