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 www.gfdoherty.com
. George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781 326 0500
Published by Boston Globe from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5, 2011.