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Obituary for Milton F. Pierce

Milton F. Pierce of Arcade and formerly of Sardinia, NY passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Olean General Hospital at the age of 91.

He was born on February 8, 1932, in Elma, NY and was a son of the late Kenneth G. and Sarah Eleanor (Higgins) Pierce. He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran and served from 1949-1952. He was also a member of the St. Aloysius Church in Springville. He also liked motorcycles and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association.

Milton was a retired Sales Manager at Koike Aronson in Arcade where he was employed for 37 years.

His wife, Vera (Blackmon) Pierce, whom he married on March 27, 1954 in Franklinville, NY passed away on March 5, 2019

He is survived by his children: Kathleen (Charles) Onan of Farmington, NY, Yvonne (Robert) Smith of Delevan, Debra (Tom) Pawinski of South Wales and Karen (Doug Wheaton) Ivon of Palmersville, TN; his sister-in-law, Leah Pierce of Sardinia; also survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Donald (Ellen) Pierce, Erroll Pierce, and Marjorie (Lee) Blackmar.

There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11am at the St. Aloysius Church, 190 Franklin St., Springville where Rev. Daniel Fawls will officiate. A private burial will be held in Sardinia Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the St. Aloysius Church, 190 Franklin St., Springville, NY 14141.