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James Harry Pearce


1935 - 2016 Notice Condolences
James Harry Pearce Notice


James H. (Jim) Pearce of Rockville, MD, went to be with his Lord on April 30, 2015. His life is celebrated and his presence missed by his loving wife, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Pearce; children, Jim and Sharon L. Pearce; daughter-in-law, Julia Pearce; grandchildren, Holly Pearce and Alexandra Marin-Pearce; great-granddaughter, Blakely Farmer; and many other relatives, friends, and co-workers. Jim was the son of James William Pearce and Erma Margaret Pearce nee Hare; he was born in 1935 and grew up in Baltimore's Woodberry neighborhood. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1952, from Western Maryland College with a Bachelor's degree in Physics in 1956, and from American University with a Master's degree in Physics in 1970. He married Betty, his wife of 57 years, in 1957. Jim served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and then began a 32-year career with The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He retired in 1990 as a senior radar and missile systems analyst in the Defensive Systems Division of the Agency's office of scientific and weapons research. After retirement he served for several years as an Agency consultant. Jim was a loving husband, a dedicated and humble family man, a fast friend, a consummate intelligence professional and a patriot.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Mar. 26, 2016
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