Obituary of Robert Leroy Pierce (Bob) |

Obituary of Robert Leroy Pierce (Bob)

Robert Leroy Pierce (Bob) passed away Aug. 22, 2016 in Grass Valley, California. He was 97.

A memorial will be at a later date.

He was born in Long Beach, California June 4, 1919 in the family home of Walter and Nellie Pierce.

Bob was the fourth child out of five children. He had four sisters.

Bob graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles in 1937 with plans to be a woodshop teacher but had to find a job first to make ends meet. He met the love of his life Kay in high school in 1936. They got married in Las Vegas on July 2, 1938. They were married for over 74 years.

Bob worked for Lockheed Aircraft and Lockheed Missile and Space for forty four years. Bob went to night school and taught at Los Angeles Trade Technical School at night in the 1950’s.

Bob served in the Navy during World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Siboney in the Pacific.

Bob’s lifelong hobby was woodworking and he was a master craftsman at it. He also was a Jack-of-all-Trades around the house and enjoyed traveling in their camper, trailers and motor home around the country.

Bob was a great father raising four sons with Kay. The family moved to Santa Clara, California in 1960. Bob and Kay moved to Eskaton Village Grass Valley in 2004.

Kay passed away in 2012 and one son, James Pierce passed away in 2011.

Bob had a great life. He was an outstanding husband, father and overall great person and a gentleman.

He is survived by his sons, Robert (Nancy) Pierce of San Jose, California, Ronald (Sharon) Pierce of Nevada City, California and David (Annette) Pierce of Truckee, California.; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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