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Vernon Franklin Pierce, Jr

Death 4 May 2013 (aged 88)
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 110179663 · View Source
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Vernon Franklin Pierce, Jr., passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was 88 years old.

He was a graduate of Washington and Lee High School, class of 1942. during WWII He served in the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946 where he served at Cape Hatteras, NC, and also served on the USS Key West. He subsequently served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Korean War. He later parlayed his talent for drawing into his mechanical and electronic design career. His working life spanned almost 60 years, including 30 years for the DOD (NSA) as a communications security engineer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 49 years, Lenore Elizabeth Thorson Pierce.

He is survived by his children, Donald (Grace) Pierce of Minneapolis, MN and Elizabeth (Patrick Lonergan) Morris, of Fredericksburg, VA. He is also survived by five grandchildren, J. T., Geoffrey and Paul Morris, Drew and Jennifer Pierce and two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Jack Morris. He is also survived by his sisters, Lois Martin, of Kankakee, IL, Chis Lafever and Eloise Allison of Charlottesville, VA., and by his dear companion Frances Reed, of Silver Spring, MD. Vernon will be remembered as a very loving and supportive father and grandfather. He had an infectious smile, upbeat personality and boundless energy. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Maryland. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A reception will follow immediately thereafter at the church. Burial will follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD at 2:00p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring, MD.




  • Created by: Cathie Bailey
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110179663
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon Franklin Pierce, Jr (9 Jun 1924–4 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110179663, citing Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Cathie Bailey (contributor 47398329) .