James C. Pierce, 48, of Monroeville died Saturday evening, September 21, 2013 in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky following a three year battle with brain cancer.
He was born March 5, 1965 in Norwalk and was a 1983 graduate of Monroeville High School. Jim was employed by Mark Schaffer Excavating & Trucking. Prior to this, he owned and operated Made to Grade Excavating and had worked for 20 years for the Huron County Highway Department. He was also a former Ridgefield Township Trustee. Jim was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroeville and the Knights of Columbus, St. John Newman Chapter No. 1117.
He is survived by two sons: Hayden Pierce and Brady Pierce, two sisters: Linda Ryan and Sue (Kevin) Ryan, nephews: Jake and Christopher Ryan, niece: Nicole (Cody) Tolle, great nephew: Ryan Tolle, all of Monroeville, aunts, uncle, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father: Ralph Pierce in 2009, mother: Marilyn (Fritz) Pierce in August of this year, brother-in-law: Michael Ryan, and twin nieces: Ashley & Stephanie Ryan.
Friends may call from 2:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe Street, Monroeville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 27, 2013 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 66 Chapel Street, Monroeville. The Rev. William Pifher will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroeville. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.