William J. Pearce
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AGE: 84 • Point Pleasant
William J. Pearce, 84, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Shorrock Gardens Care Center in Brick. He was born and raised in Point Pleasant Beach and moved to Point Pleasant Borough 58 years ago. He was a veteran of the Korean War, proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed for over 32 years as an Assistant Post Master with the U.S. Postal Service in Point Pleasant Beach, retiring in 1986. He was a longtime member of the Ocean Fire Co. #1 of Point Pleasant Beach, The Friends of the Ocean County Library, the American Legion, and was a former member of the Point Pleasant Beach Rotary Club. He was a parishioner of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Point Pleasant Beach. He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle.
William is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Norma (Ossi) Pearce; his son, William A. of Brick; his daughters, Carla A. Gratkowski and her husband, Fred Jr. of Longmont, CO, and Karen T. Pearce of Brick; his sister, Jeanette Wilkins of Ellengton, FL; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at Van Hise & Callagan Funeral Home, 812 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24 at St. Peter's R.C. Church, Point Pleasant Beach. Interment is private. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20, 1810 Lanes Mill Road, Brick, NJ 08724.
Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home
812 Arnold Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 21, 2013