2012-06-22 / Obits

Kathryn E. Pierce

Paraprofessional

Kathryn E. Pierce, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18.

Pierce was born in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Rockaway 41 years ago from West Hempstead, New York. She worked as a paraprofessional for Beach Channel High School. She was a member of the Rockaway Artist Alliance, volunteer at Peninsula Hospice and former owner of Breezy Point Liquor Store.

Pierce was preceded in death by her son, James Pierce.

She is survived by her husband, George; son, George “Duke” Pierce (Fran); daughter, Tracy Waytowich (Robert); sisters, Margaret Ann Steinert and Mary Ellen Wessbecher; grandchildren, Eric Waytowich (Beth-Ann), Justin Waytowich (Elizabeth), Nicole Pierce and Danielle Pierce; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will take place at Christ Community Church, Breezy Point on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage New York, 11714.

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