James C. Pierce, 48, of Monroeville, died Saturday evening, Sept. 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 that 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 and Stephanie Ryan.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 66 Chapel St., 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, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.