Joe Pierce Jr., 80

AUBURN - Aurel Joseph "Joe" Pierce Jr., 80, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.

Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Covington, Ky., he lived in Auburn. He graduated from Huntington Park High School.
He built a number of homes, apartment buildings, bars, and restaurants in Escondido.
In 2000 he retired from the restaurant business.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his sister, Jean, in 1965; and brother Larry in 1988.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Viola Pierce; daughters and sons-in-law Leslie and Frank Schwartz of
Dutch Flat and Laurie and Greg Calac of Auburn; sons and daughters-in-law Aurel Joseph Pierce III, of Phoenix,
Carter and Lisa Pierce of Auburn and Mark and Jane Pierce of Del Mar; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life preceded the graveside service that was held at the New Auburn Cemetery.

The family suggests donations to Auburn Hospice, 11795 Education St., Suite 224, Auburn, CA 95602-2416.

 

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