Online Obituary for Gordon A. Pierce

Name: Gordon A. Pierce
Date of Birth: Jun 29, 1940
Date Deceased: Apr 20, 2018
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene
State ID
Age: 77 Years
Service Date: Jul 28, 2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Services Location: Avoca United Methodist Church
Place of Interment: Valley View Cemetery
Gordon A. Pierce


Gordon A. Pierce, age 77, passed away at The Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’Alene, ID, on April 20, 2018.

Gordon was born in Avoca, NY, on June 29, 1940, to Ernest W. and Betty (Bartlett) Pierce. After high school Gordon attended one year of college at the University of Albany. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a radar operator serving from 1959-1964. After the military he earned his bachelor’s degree in education and industrial arts from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Gordon graduated from Gonzaga University in 1977, with his MBA and then from Boston College in 1992, with his PHD.

Gordon married Margaret E. Morton on June 17, 1961, in Hornell, NY.

He worked for the Telephone Company and City of Spokane in the 60’s and 70’s. Gordon administered the Business and Operations tax for Expo 74. In 1978, he went to work for American Sign and Indicator in Spokane, WA. In 1982, he moved to Smithfield, RI, where he was a Professor at Bryant College teaching business computing. In 1992, he moved to Columbia, MO, where he taught computer courses at Columbia College. In 1998, moved to Florida as "home", but during the academic year he taught business computing at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY, until 2003. He then moved to Appomattox, VA and Bath, NY, before moving back to Coeur d’Alene, ID, in 2017.

Gordon was a founding member of Covenant United Methodist Church in North Spokane and was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Gordon is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Friendship Lodge #7 in Chepachet, RI. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, wood working, reading and playing cribbage. He also volunteered at Skyway Elementary and was a substitute teacher at the junior high and high schools in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

He is survived by his daughter Marcia E. Pierce of Spokane, WA; 2 sons: Douglas A. Pierce of Coeur d’Alene, ID and David W. Pierce of Rhode Island; 2 grandchildren: Kayleigh E. Pierce and Erik G. Pierce both residing in Coeur d’Alene, ID; 2 brothers: Andrew Pierce of Sandy Creek, NY and Jon K. Pierce of Almond, NY.

Gordon is preceded in death by his wife Margaret in 1995; his parents and 2 brothers Ernest C. and James F. Pierce.

Memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 or Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Rd, Avoca, NY 14809.

Memorial services for Gordon will be 10:00 AM Saturday July 28, 2018 at the Avoca United Methodist Church, Jacobs Ladder Rd, Avoca, NY.

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