Richard Pierce, DC, retired chiropractor

Richard F. Pierce, DC, 90, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Rosewood Heights Health Center in Syracuse.

He was born in Volney, a son to the late Harold and Ruth Pierce. He was a chiropractor for 30 years in Fulton and then in Palermo. Retiring in 1979, he moved to Geneva and lived there for several years before settling in Oswego.

He was the New York District Director of the Chiropractic Association from 1962 to 1963; a member and past president of the Kiwanis; and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shrine Media Temple, Elks, Lions and the American Legion.

He was also a past member of the Palermo Planning Board and the Palermo Assessors Board.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, who died April 18, 2010; and brothers, Paul and Raymond Pierce.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen Ruth Pierce, of Syracuse; five sons, Steven R. (Mary) Pierce, of Oswego, Jan H. (Laurie) Pierce of Mexico, Eric S. Pierce of Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas C. (Bonnie) Pierce of Edgarton, Mass., and James E. (Patsy) Pierce of Mt. Wolf, Pa.; two step-sons; John (Jamie) Wilson of Oswego and Cecil Wilson of Forest Port, N.Y.; a step-daughter, Lois (John) Totterdale of Oswego; sister-in-law, Natalie Pierce of Fulton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 1 with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

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