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Kenneth A. "Park" Pierson

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Kenneth A. "Park" Pierson Obituary
DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. -- Kenneth A. "Park" Pierson, 80, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Newton Medical Center.

Born and raised in Newton, Kenneth was a 1957 graduate of Newton High School. He moved to Dingmans Ferry in 2000. Kenneth held many positions for the former United Telephone Company, now known as CenturyLink, during his 43 years of service before his retirement in 2000. A member of the United Methodist Church of Dingmans Ferry, Kenneth was a former fire chief for Steamer Company No. 1 of the Newton Fire Department, a member of the Branchville Businessmen's Club, and a member of Union 827 IBEW. He was a former wrestling coach for Lafayette Elementary School and a former baseball coach for the Newton Junior Athletic League. Kenneth also enjoyed hunting.

The son of the late Kenneth M. and Irene M. (Ayers) Pierson, Kenneth is survived by his wife, Patricia; his two children, Chris Pierson and wife, Terese, of Andover Township, and Colleen Rosica and husband, Todd, of Fredon; his two stepchildren, Dennis Pierson, of Newton, and Tonya Knaap, of Sebring, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Fred Pierson, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; as well as his four sisters, Barbara Masi, of Jamestown, N.C., Beverly Smith, of Newton, Eizabeth Shelton, of Franklin, and Marjorie Casterline, of Newton.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, with Firemen's Services at 7:30 p.m., at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Dingmans Ferry, 115 Myck Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 25, 2018
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