Raymond Pierce

March 6, 1949 - May 18, 2023

"God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best."

Obituary of Raymond Dennis Pierce

Raymond D. Pierce passed away peacefully on May 18th in the hospice ward of the VA Medical Center in Buffalo, with his wife by his side.  A Marine, Vietnam Veteran, and Purple Heart recipient, Ray dedicated his life to his country and his community.  His contributions over the past several decades have been integral to the operation of Lockport's VFW Post 2535.

He is survived by his devoted wife Mary (Jansen) and daughter Brooke Elizabeth as well as his dear brother Lonnie.  The family wishes to honor his request to be mourned privately.  Mary and Brooke thank Ray's friends and the community for their support and messages of condolence.


  1. Vernon and Kathy Bragg on May 19, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Very sad to hear of Ray’s passing. Longtime friend. I worked with Ray at Pontillo’s on Main St in the ’60s. He will be missed.

  2. Mike(Chief) and Ceal Fura on May 19, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Rest in Peace our friend, you will be missed.

  3. Tim Walker on May 19, 2023 at 9:15 am

    So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My condolences and prayers to Mary and his family. Friend for years he always had a great smile when we met at the VFW. Sure will miss him.

  4. Raymond Stowell on August 24, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    I remember Ray when he used to come down to Clearwater beach with John and Sue Bannon and they were coming to where I work at Frenchy’s. I’m sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. !!

  5. Joe Gutowski on October 21, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Best guy I ever met. I miss u and love u brother

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