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January 14, 2013

Leo E. Pierce

Leo E. Pierce

June 20, 1930-Jan. 12, 2013

WALTON — Leo E. Pierce, 82, a lifelong resident of Walton, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 12, 2013, at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown.

Leo was born on June 20, 1930, in Walton, the son of the late Earl H. and Bertha (Grant) Pierce.

He married the former Irma Grotevant on Oct. 17, 1953. She died on March 9, 2001. He and Irma owned the family farm in Mundale for 38 years. They also owned Pierce’s Maple Products.

Leo was a longtime Agway committeeman, a member of the Holstein Friesian Association, the Walton Grange, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the 4-H.

Leo enjoyed his family and friends, hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and making and selling woodcrafts and watching wildlife.

He was also a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving family, three daughters, Linda and Kermit Mott, Deposit, Leona and Steve Jump of Bainbridge, Lorinda and Brian Backus of Trout Creek; two sons, Mike and Lisa Pierce of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mark Pierce and Cherie Pomeroy of Walton; grandchildren, Scott and Sara, Chris and Mindy, Marcie, Eric and Christina, Amy and Warren, Bradley and Lori, Shawni and Brett, Lyndsay, Katie, Shane and Brynne; great-grandchildren, Mikalla, Chris Jr., Alice, William, Derrick, Logan, Oliver, Hayley, Leah, Brantley and Ty; a sister, Clara and Leon Dart, Otego; very special sisters and brothers-in-law, Al and Marian Barber, Walton, Bea Bennett, Walton, and Marion Pierce, Walton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends; and his special pet, “Queenie.”

Leo was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Cash; a brother, Carroll Pierce; and a very special granddaughter, Brianna Backus.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013, in the Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Ave., Walton, with the Rev. Bert More, officiating. A luncheon at the Walton Fire Department will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walton EMS, 59-61 West St., Walton, NY 13856.

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