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Raymond Warwick Peirce

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Raymond Warwick Peirce, 79, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 in San Diego. He was born on Sept. 23, 1923 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Ray and his family lived in Bennington, Vt. from 1968 to 1976 before moving to Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

While in Bennington, he served as president of OAK Industries in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He was an active member of Kiwanis of Hoosick Falls and was a faithful member of the Second Congregational Church in Bennington. Ray excelled in his career of business management before retiring to a successful consulting business in southern California. Deeply involved with the YMCA and the SCORE Chapter in San Diego as well as the First Congregational Church of Escondido, Calif., he will be remembered by many.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Marion “Betty” (Ladd) Peirce in 1997. He is survived by his daughters, Marian Peirce of Burleigh Falls, Ontario, Canada and Kathy Sleeman of Bennington; a son-in-law, Dr. Michael Sleeman and his grandchildren, Rachel, Matthew and Andrea Sleeman, all of Bennington.

A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at the First Congregational Church of Escondido, Calif. The family suggests memorial donations be given to the American Cancer Society at 2251 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110, or to a charity of your choice.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 19, 2003
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