Age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Manor Care in Pike Creek.
Harvey was born on February 14, 1940 in the Bronx, NY to Harvey Lewis and Marian Hope (Elias) Pierson. He was a 1962 graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, he proudly served his country in the US Army
retiring as Captain. Harvey was employed by AstraZeneca (ICI Americas) until his retirement. For the past several years, Harvey was a tennis professional, and enjoyed teaching the game he loved to players of all ages.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sherly Kelly-Pierson; two daughters Andrea Procak (Michael) and Christel Wellborn (Christopher); his stepchildren, Lori Lockard (Dennis), Harold Kelly and Robin Foster (Clint) a brother, Robert Pierson (Annie); and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson, Michael Kelly.
Commitment Services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, February 4 at the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware SPCA, PO Box 6067, Stanton, DE 19804.MealeyFuneralHomes.com