Jay R. Pierce, 86, Manheim Township schools custodian, attended Salem Lutheran Church

By on March 8, 2017

Jay R. Pierce, 86, of Lititz, died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Born in Penn Township, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Dorothy Brown Pierce. Jay was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth H. “Lizzie” Huber Pierce who died in January of last year.

For many years Jay worked as a custodian for the Manheim Township School District; previously he worked for Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Co. Throughout his life Jay worked on area farms. Jay was a faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill, Lititz.

Surviving are three daughters: Nancy Grube and Roseann Pierce, of Lititz, Pauline, wife of Glenn Nolt, of Manheim; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Luke, husband of Anna Mae Pierce, of Marietta; Mark, husband of Barb Pierce, of Manheim; and three sisters: Reba, wife of Leon Deck, of Manheim; Mary, wife of Glenn Boyer; and Jeannette Shreiner all of Lititz.

Preceding him in death are two brothers: Sylvester Pierce Jr. and Richard Pierce.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jay’s funeral service at the Salem Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill, 26 Owl Hill Road, Lititz, on Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m. There will be a viewing at the church on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Ephrata.

Those desiring may send contributions in Jay’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or Salem Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill, 26 Owl Hill Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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