Warren Pearce Jr., 85

Warren Pearce Jr., 85, Howland Township, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles, Ohio.

He was born March 16, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Warren Neil and Bessie Clara (Neal) Pearce.

June 5, 1948, he married his wife of 62 years, Jean F. (Palmer) Pearce, who survives.

Mr. Pearce was a 1943 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, during World War II.

He and his wife moved to Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1950. He retired as a senior design engineer in 1982, after 32 1/2-years of service with Packard Electric Corp., where he held 13 patents with General Motors.

Mr. Pearce was a 58-year member of Central Christian Church, had been a member of the Packard Electric bowling team and enjoyed hunting, being a home handyman and tinkering with automobile and lawn mower repairs. He was an avid reader and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a daughter, Sherry J. Weese and husband Roger of Cortland, Ohio; a son, Robert D. Pearce and wife Nancy of Howland, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Sallie Pearce of Cortland; 12 grandchildren, R. Todd Weese and wife Leann, Timothy Marks, Sean Weese and wife Nicole, Stephanie Lightfoot and husband Jeff, Shannon Gruiffrida, Robert Pearce II and wife Angelina, Michael Pearce and wife Jessica, Justin and Ryan Pearce, Amy Harris and husband Jamie, Brad Franken and wife Leah and Cory Franken; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Kemp of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ruby Harrold and husband Burton of Warren, Ohio; and a brother, Harold Pearce and wife Irene of Punxsutawney.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary W. Pearce.

Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel in Warren.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Darrell C. Filler officiating.

Military honors and burial will follow at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church Memorial Fund, 2051 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44483; the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, Ill. 60693; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301, Akron, Ohio 44313.