Robert B. Peirce
PEIRCE, Robert B. Of Dedham, passed away Saturday, October 1st, after a 6 year battle with prostate cancer. He fought with strength, hope, and grace. He was surrounded by his many family and loved ones at the time of his passing. Bob was born in 1939 in Upper Darby, PA. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in electrical engineering. He later went on to do post-graduate studies at Queens University in Canada and Northeastern University. Bob spent his career in television and post production here in the Boston area, including positions as Director of Engineering for E.E.N. and co-founder of Pisces Productions. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, pursuing his passions for rock and tree climbing, sea kayaking, bicycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Bob also enjoyed putting his MacGyver-like skills to work building furniture and doing home repairs. But, above all, Bob was happiest spending time with his beloved wife Angela Kane, his children Robert Peirce and wife Liz, Garry Peirce and wife Brenda, daughter Lisa (Peirce) Boyle and husband John, stepchildren Bernadette (Kane) Goudreault, John Kane and wife Kristin, Rich Kane, Linda (Kane) Maerov and husband Jeff, and Grandchildren Alex, Kate, Jenna, Cammie, Adriana, Ben, Andrew, Haley, and Samantha. He was the most wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend who showed us all how to live a life well spent. Funeral Service in the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., DEDHAM Thursday at 11 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, family asks that a donation be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Fund, c/o Dr. Bubley, Center for Life Sciences, Room 449, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215. U.S. Army Veteran. For directions and guestbook George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781 326 0500

Published by Boston Globe from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5, 2011.
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I worked with Bob at Target Productions. I was constantly amazed at his engineering skills and impressed with his ability to turn any technical disaster into a success! His positive spirit rubbed off on everyone around him. We will miss you Bob.
Chris Jackson
August 3, 2012
Thinking of you everyday Bob. Miss you so much. We sang happy birthday to you on Wilson Mountain. Wish you were still here with us. Planning to go rock climbing at the rock gym during our next visit back. love you.
Linda Maerov
June 10, 2012
angela kane
May 28, 2012
Happy Birthday, number 73.
I wish we could have had a nice birthday
party in the yard. all my love. went to your grave to say hello, and to Wilson mountain to feel your spirit.
all my love,
Angela Kane
May 28, 2012
this month would have been your 73 birthday.
happy birthday I wish i could have shared it with you.
Rich Kane
May 27, 2012
I had the honor of working with Bob at both Target and Pisces. His gentle nature dedication and enthusiasm for life, his work and his family I will always remember. He had such a positive influence on so many of us. My deepest heart-felt condolences to his family. Bob lives on in so many hearts.
susan elena esquivel
October 16, 2011
It was great to work with Bob at Target. He was always excited to see production in the studio and always ready to help.
Bob got things done at Target, in his own way without a lot of muss or fuss and typically with a smile.
Therese Perreault
October 8, 2011
Bob was the wonderful father of my best high school friend, Lisa. I have many fond memories of canoe rides, rock climbing, and kayaking. His smile was truly unforgettable and always welcoming. I so enjoyed his company -- what a special Dad.
Robyn Dunton
October 5, 2011
I don't think I ever saw Bob without that smile, or heard him without a laugh in his voice. He touched everyone by the truest example possible: his own attitude. No matter how late the hour, or how recalcitrant the problem, Bob was there: patient, kind, and unfailingly gracious. What a lovely man, and what a loss.
Wynelle Evans
October 5, 2011
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. To me he was invincible, driven by one of the clearest and most contagious positive attitudes I've ever known. It would take pages to thank him for all that he did when he worked at Target Productions.
I had lunch with Bob a few years ago at a small pizza joint just off the Boston University campus. He was at National at that time. It was wonderful to see him. He was joyful, funny, always ready to laugh from his belly and just a great straight shooter. You can't ask for more than that from anybody.
I will miss Bob, and I won't forget him. My heart aches for Angela (who he held in such high esteem) and his family. Please know that Dieuwke and I will keep you all in our prayers.
God's speed Bob. I know you'll keep up...
Peter & Dieuwke Fiedler
October 4, 2011
Bob was a mentor and friend back in the days of 2" tape and the Eastern Educational landlines Network. I am so sorry to hear of this loss.
Carolee Brockmann Gravina
October 4, 2011
Bob hired me out of college at Target and was my mentor. I learned more from him than anyone else in the industry. I always admired his ability to judge someone's technical ability and explain a concept to them in their own terms. It was a gift. I also worked with him again at Pisces years later and it was a privilege. He was always someone you could go to with a problem and talk things through with.
Carl MacNeal
October 4, 2011
Thanks to all for the kind words.

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Garry Peirce
October 4, 2011
I worked with Bob at both Target and Pisces. He was as good a man as I have ever met. I offer my condolences to his wife and family.
David Grimes
October 4, 2011
At Target Productions, where emotions often ran high, Bob was patient and supportive. He kept the place running. I can see him now with his straight back, smile on his face, and helpful attitude. Best wishes to his family.

Rebecca Miller
October 4, 2011
I had the pleasure of working with and learning from Bob for a couple of years. He was a kind and dignified man and his heart was full of love for Angela and all their kids. My heart and thoughts are with you all.
Lourdes Hernandez
October 4, 2011
Bob supervised my internship and then hired me at Target Productions. He was one of the smartest, kindest people I have ever met. He always had the time to help, teach and show others how to succeed. He will be missed.
Michael Rossetti
October 4, 2011
Bob was such a unique mix of sincerity, patience and intelligence. He was a pleasure to get to know and work with at Target. We've lost a unique treasure. May his memory be a blessing.
Orrin Zucker
October 4, 2011
Bob was the rarest of smart, down-to-earth individuals who helped everyone achieve their best in a highly technical business. He was the kind of guy you simply don't meet very often, and he is sorely missed. My deep condolences to his family.
Eric Kuehnapfel
October 4, 2011
I do not have the words to adequately convey the impact that Bob had on my life. We must have shared a thousand ideas, over just as many cups of coffee. He kept me grounded, while at the same time encouraging me to keep dreaming, and to pursue my ideas. A man, with a boy's heart, could not ask more from a partner or a friend. Bob was smart, resourceful, and very funny. His patience and enthusiasm were contagious. I often talk about him to friends and strangers. Anyone that knows me well, has heard about Bob.

I will miss him, but he will not be forgotten.
Mark Fish
October 4, 2011
So saddened on hearing of Bob's passing. I have worked with him over the years, most recently at National... he was a wonderful man, full of energy- We had lots of talks of hiking trips, etc.. and how to live right. Best wishes to you all, friends and family.
October 4, 2011
Bob was nice enough to hire me twice, at WQTV and Target Productions, and he easily set the standard for what a boss, coworker, and friend should be. He will be missed by many.
Richard Pinkham
October 3, 2011
I fondly remember working with Bob at Target Productions - he knew everything about everything - and he taught & explained in such a kind manner. I really enjoyed working with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Laura Paresky Gould
October 3, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the family. Bob was one of the most gracious people I've ever met. I will miss him.
Kellie Moran
October 3, 2011
I worked with Bob at Target Productions. He was always so patient and helpful. Not a mean bone in his body - just always willing to help whomever and whenever. Peace and Prayers to his family.
Amy Blackwell
October 3, 2011
Chris Palazini
October 3, 2011
I will miss Bob!
As a friend of Bob's in the rock climbing world, I was always impressed by his tenacity, his ability to press on beyond the pain of a painful elbow or knee. He always had a smile, well, almost always. His knee was becoming so bad that the thought of just not climbing or being out of action for months to get it replaced were not the choices he wanted and he wasn't smiling when we would press him on the subject.
I want his family to know that he will be remembered with fondness and my heart goes out to you in this sad time.
Tom Parker
October 3, 2011
I am saddened by the news of Bob's passing. He was a man full of energy, ideas and knowledge. I considered him a friend, colleague and mentor. My heart-felt condolences go out to his family.
John Green
October 3, 2011
So sorry to hear the news of Bob's passing. I truly enjoyed working and sharing a friendship with Bob and his family for more than 25 years.

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this time.

Chris & Janet Palazini and family.
Chris & Janet Palazini
October 3, 2011
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