Elwin Mark Pierce, 77, of Warren, passed away on September 28, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Elwin was born in Warren, Vermont to Hiram and Freda (Thompson) Pierce on March 20, 1941. He grew up and attended school in Warren and Waitsfield High School.
He married Shirley Larmie on May 23, 1959 in Bethel, Vermont. They had five children together. He married Debra White on July 9, 1983 in Warren, Vermont. They had two daughters together. Elwin was an entrepreneur having started and run several businesses. For many years, he owned and operated the only taxi service in the Mad River Valley. He enjoyed playing guitar with friends, singing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. He was involved in Bowling Leagues, Sponsoring through World Vision, and a member of the Moose Club. With his big heart, Elwin has always donated to many charities. He received ASE certification in Glens Falls NY.
Elwin is preceded in death by his mother and father, and siblings: Edward, Robert, Francis, Carl, and Marion Pearce.
Elwin is survived by his children Joanne LaRock of Waldorf, MD, Sherri Pierce and Renee Pierce of Waitsfield, VT, Gregory Pierce (Julie Cota) of Lyndonville, Tina Pierce (Dennis Patterson) of Goshen, VT, Crystal Pierce (Stanley Lund) of Warren, VT and Liza Behrens (Justin) of Mountain Top, PA; by his siblings Virginia Jones, Merlin (Pat) Pierce, Corrine Whitney, Hester Shelton, and Harriet Whitney, and 16 loving grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be 1:00 PM Saturday October 6, 2018 at his house.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to one of Elwin’s favorite charities ASPCA at aspca.org, Boys Town Father Flanagan’s Boys Home at charities.org, and Wounded Warriors at woundedwarriorproject.org.
Elwin’s family’s wishes to extend our sincere thanks to those who have provided us support during this difficult time.