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1614 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-346-8424
Fax: 518-346-2852
John Pierce

John Cassius Pierce Sr.

Saturday, February 11th, 1933 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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John Cassius Pierce Sr.,86, passed away Wednesday evening March 13th at the Glendale Nursing Home in Glenville, NY

Born and educated in Schenectady, John was the son of the late Cassius and Carolyn (Harris) Pierce and a 1950 graduate of the former Mont Pleasant High School.

John was employed at GE from 1950-1959. In 1960 he began a 32-year career with the Schenectady Police Department retiring in 1992 as an investigator. In his retirement John continued to work as a funeral director’s assistant with Bond Funeral Home for over 19 years.

John was a member of First Reformed Church of Scotia and sang in church choirs for over 70 years. He was also a lifetime member of over 60 years of the Glendale Fish and Game Club.

John is survived by his wife of 63 years Emily J. (Armstrong) Pierce and his 3 children: John Pierce Jr. (Kathe Sheehan) of Glenville, Gail Ristau (Willis) of Rotterdam and James Pierce (Kimberly) of Scotia, his grandchildren; Jason Russell, Jill Russell, Aubrey Pierce, Sophia Pierce, Billy Ristau and Jack Pierce, a great grandson: Mason Badger, his sisters: Elizabeth Bindewald and Margaret Pierce both of Schenectady and sister-in-law’s: June Grinter (Ed) of Scotia and Ann Armstrong of Schenectady, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, NY on Friday evening March 22nd from 5 to 7 pm.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday morning March 23rd at 10 am at the Frist Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Avenue, Scotia, NY.

Spring interment will take place in Viewland Cemetery in Rotterdam, NY

In lieu of flowers contribution’s in John’s memory may be made to the First Reformed Church of Scotia.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    First Reformed Church of Scotia
    224 N. Ballston Ave.
    Scotia, NY 12302
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    Rev Jason White
  • Interment

    Viewland Cemetery in the spring
    Rotterdam Town, NY 12306
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Gail Ristau

Posted at 11:39am
Happy Father's Day Poppy, This is the first Father's Day in my life without you! How i wish you were here to spend it with!! I miss you so much! I think of all you did for me my whole life, you were the best Dad anyone could ever ask for! At least you're with "PaPa", your Dad, so you can spend this special day together. Hugs & Kisses Pop, I Love You, Gail

Gail Ristau

Posted at 12:19pm
Happy Memorial Day Dad, Wish you were here to have a picnic & play some bocci ball with! It's a gorgeous, sunny day.
Miss you & Love You Always, Your daughter Gail XOXO


Posted at 02:49pm
To the Pierce Family,
I am really very sorry to learn about John passing away. He was one of the nicest gentlemen I had the privilege to work with on the Schenectady Police Dept. He was a cheerful, patient and kind person who tried his very best to help everyone he came in contact with. He was also a man of humor in that he would say to me before the wonderful church roast beef dinners, "Ray, I'll give you ten dollars to stay home".

He was a good cop and he will truly be missed. May God Bless his soul and help all of you through this very difficult time in your lives.
Ray Wemple ( Retired- Schenectady PD)

Sylvia Petraske Armer

Posted at 07:58am
John was a friend of my parents. He was always very happy and helpful when ever I saw him. He had an immediate way of making you feel special. He was truly an exceptional person and one that I was proud to know.
Your family are in my prayers,
Sylvia Petraske Armer.

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