Robert J. “Robbie” Pierce, age 62, longtime resident of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Park Ridge. He was born July 15, 1954 in Woodstock to William E. Sr. and Catherine R. (Woolfe) Pierce.
Born with Down Syndrome, Robbie’s parents were instrumental with the startup of Pioneer Center in McHenry, with their son being one of their original clients. Robbie enjoyed working the Pioneer Center fish boils. He was proud of his job bagging groceries at Jewel until his retirement. Robbie loved to fish, ride horses and bowl as part of the Special Olympics team.
Robbie is survived by his sister, Kathy (Gene Church) Dam and brother, John “Jack” (Barbara) Pierce, all of Johnsburg; and 5 nieces and nephews, John, Joe, Jean, Joan and Debbie. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William Pierce Jr., and nephew, David.
Friends may visit with his family from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials tributes are suggested to Pioneer Center or to Park Ridge Care Center.
For information, please call Justen Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com .
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050