Robert S. “Bob” Pierce

Robert S. “Bob” Pierce

ARKPORT – Robert S. “Bob” Pierce, 52, of County Route 46 (Town of Dansville) entered into rest Friday morning (Oct. 27, 2023) at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY with his devoted wife, Deb at his side.

Born in Elmira, NY on Feb. 16, 1971, he was a son of Lawrence E. “Larry” Pierce, who predeceased him on Feb. 15, 2016 and Margaret “Peggy” Pierce, who survives.

A resident of the Hornell area for most of his life, Bob was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1989.

He was employed as a manager at McDonalds in Hornell before he became the Sous Chef at the former Club 57 Restaurant and for the past 15 years he was employed as the Kitchen Manager at Applebee’s in Hornell. Wherever Bob was employed he had a wonderful working relationship with his co-workers.

A die-hard NY Giants fan, Bob loved being busy and especially enjoyed gardening and being outside. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, son and brother; he adored his “girls” and loved being a “Papa.”

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 17 years, Deborah (Smith) Pierce, who he married in Arkport, NY on Aug. 19, 2006; two daughters, Chelsea (Trevor) Miller of Greenwood, NY and Emily (Nicholas) Scannell of Zephyrhills, FL; four granddaughters, Onalea, Emory and Addalee Miller and Bexley Scannell; his mother, Peggy Pierce of Sebring, FL; one brother, Joseph (Tammy) Pierce of Brooksville, FL; one sister, Kandy (Barry) Medlen of Clermont, FL a niece, Brooke Pierce and a nephew, Jason Pierce; also several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his beloved Labradors, Cocoa and Denali.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by an infant brother, Lawrence E. Pierce II.

Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 2, 2023) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 3, 2023). Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

In lieu of flowers and because of his love of animals, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Bob’s family with the arrangements.

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