Richard F. Piercy, Sr., 69, of Simpson, died Sunday June 12th at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loved ones. His wife is the former Ellen Blinn. The couple would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary Aug. 30, along with Rick's 70th birthday.
Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Leonard Michael and Elizabeth Jezerak Piercy. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Simpson, and a 1970 graduate of Fell High School. Before his retirement, he was a dispatcher and truck driver for Carbondale Concrete Company and before that he was employed at United Laminations, Mayfield, for 24 years. Rick was a member of Tri-County Sportsman’s Club, Huff Pond Association, the Meredith Hose Company and a social member of the VFW Post 4712, Simpson.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved doing that with his “best friend," his son. He lived for his children and grandchildren, and always helped anyone out in his family and community at the drop of a hat. Rick called his daughter Alicia daily to read her Horoscope and Wishing Well.
He was an avid country western music fan, especially Conway Twitty, all types of Christmas music, and loved listening to his "Alexa" every morning in the kitchen. He enjoyed cooking, playing scratch-off lottery tickets and word find puzzles.
Surviving are his two brothers, William Piercy and wife, Debbie, Waymart, and Michael Piercy and wife, Marie, Olyphant; his beloved children, Alicia Piercy, Jermyn, and Rick Piercy Jr. and his companion, Brittany Borick, Jermyn; two grandchildren, Nathan Grover and Kalliope Piercy; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Roger Piercy.
The funeral will be held Friday June 17th from the Brennan and Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, Midland Street, Simpson. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. All those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
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