Charles Pierson, 80, of Rush, PA, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at CMC in Scranton, PA, surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 26, 1933 in Rush, to the late Donald I. and Letha A. (LaFrance) Pierson. He will be reunited in heaven with his loving wife of 59 years, Regina Pierson, who passed away on Jan. 31, 2014.
Surviving are his four children and their spouses, Colleen and Karl Gesford, Dimock, Maureen Pierson and Karla Amburgey, Moorestown, NJ, Kevin and Melanie Pierson, Rush, Shelley and Donald Hohn, Brackney; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Jessica Pierson, Moscow, Hilary and Glenn Brewer, Belmont, NC, John Pierson and fiancée Katherine Lucenti, Rush, Joshua and Brenna Gesford, York, Kristin Hohn, Liverpool, NY, Matthew Hohn, Brackney, Kody Amburgey, Moorestown, NJ; four great-grandchildren, Jillian Gesford, Jacob and Isabelle Pierson, Calvin Brewer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther Brink, Phyllis and James Flick and Robert Montross; sisters-in-law, Lucy Keeney and Janet Ace and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Bernard, Douglas and Leo and sister, Marian Montross.
Charles was a lifelong dairy farmer taking over operation of the farm from his father. He served as a Rush Township Supervisor for 30 years and was secretary and/or treasurer for 23 years. He was a member of the East Rush United Methodist Church where he would help make ice cream for their socials for many years. Charles was a member of the Rush Volunteer Fire Company for 58 years, and held various offices during his years of active service. He was also a member of the Rush-Middletown Sportsman’s Club for 55 years and was an avid hunter.
He considered it a challenge to fix anything and everything, but his lifelong passion was baseball both as a player and as a fan, especially rooting for his grandchildren and his beloved Atlanta Braves. He played a major part in the development of the two Rush athletic fields. He dedicated time and labor to build the fields and truly enjoyed seeing kids play ball on them over the years. The only thing he loved more than baseball was his family. He was devoted to his wife and children, and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Spering of the Hop Bottom Methodist Church officiating. Visitations will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’ memory can be made to the Rush Athletic Assoc., c/o Jennifer Ramey, 31 SR 858, Lawton, PA 18828.