Thomas Pierson

Obituary of Thomas George Pierson

Roebling, Thomas George Pierson, age 87 a lifelong Roebling resident, died Wednesday at Care One at Hamilton, Hamilton Township.

Mr. Pierson is the son of the late Leon and Margaret Robbins Pierson.

He was a retired rope stretcher foreman in the Wire Mill employed by John A. Roebling & Sons (C.F. & I. Corp.) with 32 years of service. He also worked for the State of New Jersey as an inspector of Weights and Measures for 10 years. During WWII Tom was a Radioman and Gunner in the US Navy Bombing Squadron 98 attached to the Solomon Islands and was a veteran of 40 successful dive bombing missions in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievements and the Air Medal for meritorious achievement. He was a member of Holy Assumption Church and its Holy Name Society, a 62 year member of the Willitts Hogan Tonne American Legion Post 39, Cofounder and member of the Abrams Brothers Scholarship Committee and Pope John Paul Council Knights of Columbus. Tom also enjoyed traveling and taking many cruises over the years with family and friends.

He was father-in-law of the late Ronald Sexton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Shirley Bintliff Pierson, daughter, Patricia Sexton. North East, MD, daughter & son-in-law, Roxanne & Richard Sachleben, West Trenton, son & daughter-in-law, Thomas Gerard & Margaret Pierson, New Egypt, grandchildren, Ron, Alyssa & Marisa, great grandchildren, Jackson, Mackenzie & Pierson and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Tuesday 8:30 AM from Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors,1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at Holy Assumption Church, Roebling, with Rev. Albert Ricciardelli officiating. Friends may call Monday from 5-7:30 PM at the funeral home. Legion Services 6 PM and Wake Services 6:30 PM. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Abrams Brothers Scholarship, c/o PO Box 85, Roebling, NJ 08554. Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com

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