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Joseph F. Pierre, age 66, of Middlesex Twp., Valencia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018 at his home.
Born in Tarentum, PA on July 28, 1952, he was the son of Frank Pierre and the late Dolores D’Amico Pierre.
Joe had been a project manager for Westinghouse and had also worked for Siemens, KeyLogic and LTI.
He was a member of Holy Sepulcher Church and attended St. Kilian Church.
He had coached and assisted with the Mars Baseball and Softball Associations, was a swim coach at the Allegheny Valley YMCA. He started the Mars High School Swim Team and had served on the Board of the Pine-Richland Youth Center. In his younger years he was a firefighter for the West Deer V.F.D.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Murphy Pierre, who he married on August 30, 1980, five daughters, Evann Tomycz (Dr. Nestor) of Sewickley, Jaclyn StukatGren (Victor) in Berlin, Chloe Matthews (Sean) of Valencia, Gabrielle Vandall (Timothy) of Sewickley and Phoebe Pierre of Valencia, five sons, Daniel Pierre (Agnes) of Pgh., David Pierre (Hannah) of Gibsonia, and Thomas, James and Andrew Pierre, all of Valencia, his grandchildren, Sage, Lida, Nolan, Elin, Ryan and Daphne, his father, Frank Pierre of West Deer, a sister, Jacque Pierre of West Deer and a brother, Phillip Pierre (Nealey) of Pittsburgh.
Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Rev. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial in Holy Savior Cemetery, Richland Twp. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in care of Mars High School, 520 Rt. 228, Mars, PA 16046, for a program recently started by his son, Andrew. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.