Albert Pearce

Obituary of Albert Pearce

Albert Franklin Pearce, of Griggstown, New Jersey and North Windham, Maine passed away at Stonebridge in Skillman, NJ on September 18, 2015, he was 86. Born in West Virginia, the son of Clarence and Stella Mae Pearce, he was raised in Maine and had lived in Middlesex and Somerset Counties in New Jersey for 56 years. Frank was a veteran of the US Army, he served as a Corporal in Korea from 1951 ��" 1953 where he installed and operated ship-to-shore radio communications from the front lines to the hospital ships. Frank graduated from the University of Maine Orono with highest distinction in 1957 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and moved to New Jersey to work for Esso Research and Engineering Company; he worked in the Engine Lab designing test equipment; Engine Lubes developing various versions of Uniflo; and the Products Research Division as a Senior Section Head. He retired from Exxon Research and Engineering Co. in 1986. Frank was a dual member of the Mechanics Lodge No. 66, A.F.&A.M. in Orono, Maine and a past master of the Milltown Lodge No. 294, F&AM; and a member of the Scottish Rite Club of Central Jersey, the 33rd Society, Valley of Central Jersey. Frank worked for Pinelyne Furniture Company summers during college, and made most of the furniture in their home. He spent summers on Sebago Lake in Maine; had a long interest in flying and was building a Pazmany experimental aircraft. He was also an avid bow hunter and a proud lifelong member of the NRA. Frank attended Princeton United Methodist Church and was an affiliate member of the East Raymond church in Maine. Frank is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mildred Pearce; daughter Jennifer Roffel and son-in-law Bill Roffel of California; granddaughter Elena Roffel; grandson Douglas Roffel; brother Russell Owen Pearce of South Portland, Maine; and niece Judy Neal of Parkman, Maine. Frank was predeceased by his sister Stella Mae DeRoche and his two nephews Michael Pearce of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Edward Pearce of Scarborough, Maine. Visitation will be held 4PM to 6PM Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave. in Princeton, followed by a Masonic service at 6PM, and a Christian service will follow. A future memorial service to be held for family and friends in North Yarmouth, Maine. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, "Albert Franklin Pearce Memorial".
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