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ONEONTA – Adam L. Pierce, 45, a retired lieutenant within the Otsego County Sheriff’s Division, handed away on April 4, 2020, whereas a affected person at College of Rochester Robust Memorial Hospital. He fiercely battled his newly identified liver injury, attributable to non-alcoholic fatty liver illness, for 3 months.
Adam was born in Oneonta on July 18, 1974, and lived in Oneonta all of his life. Adam attended Valleyview Elementary College, Oneonta Junior Excessive College and graduated as a member of the Class of 1992 from Oneonta Excessive College. He fondly recalled being a member of the soccer crew, the wrestling crew and throwing shotput and discus for the Observe and Area crew.
Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Sociology from Hartwick Faculty in 1999. He married Carol Mattice, additionally from Oneonta, on June 17, 2000.
After school, Adam joined the Otsego County Sheriff’s Division as a corrections officer. Throughout his 15 years of service, Adam rose by the ranks from correctional officer to corrections sergeant and later was promoted to corrections lieutenant/jail administrator.
Whereas on the sheriff’s workplace, Adam, a Licensed Basic Matters teacher and state firearms teacher, had an lively position in coaching and educating at a number of Primary Corrections Academies and in-service trainings.
Adam took nice satisfaction in being a member of the Otsego County legislation enforcement group and actually considered his Otsego County Sheriff’s Workplace colleagues as members of the family.
After venturing out professionally and altering careers, Adam discovered a house as an actual property agent at Keller Williams Upstate New York Properties in Oneonta. There, he was a member of the Affiliate Management Council and served as a pacesetter amongst his friends by educating and conducting coaching periods. He made many lifelong pals as he helped individuals make transitions of their lives.
Adam had an enormous coronary heart and household was crucial factor in his life, adopted intently by his pals. Adam spent 25 years as Carol’s greatest good friend and all the time supported her in each method that he may. The 2 greatest days of Adam’s life have been the times that his daughter, Makenzie, and son, Andrew, have been born. He was pleased with his kids in some ways and the kids heard that every day.
He liked his nieces, Kara Mattice and Elena Pierce, and his nephew, Eric Mattice, as in the event that they have been his personal kids. Being outdoor was Adam’s third love in life. Whether or not it was searching, fishing or tenting at Raquette Lake, Adam was smiling when he was outdoor.
As a good friend of the First United Presbyterian Church in Oneonta, he served on the Funds and Finance committee for a number of years. In August 2019, Adam organized a Breakfast with Heroes occasion on the American Legion in Oneonta, which gave kids locally an opportunity to fulfill and greet native legislation enforcement heroes.
Adam is survived by his spouse Carol, daughter Makenzie, son Andrew, mom Claudette Champlin of Oneonta, and brother Aaron Pierce of Youngsville, La. He was blessed to have a big prolonged household of aunts, uncles and cousins that he liked with all of his coronary heart. The household is grateful for each single nurse, physician and particular person within the medical area who helped make Adam’s hospital keep as nice as doable, particularly their hospital “household” in Unit 734 at Robust Memorial.
A celebration of life might be deliberate for a later date. Memorial donations could also be made to College of Rochester Robust Memorial Hospital on-line at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong-memorial/about-us/giving.aspx. The household recommends selecting Mates of Robust Affected person Fund or typing in Strong Tissue Transplant Program. It was Adam’s want that everybody who can please signal as much as be an organ donor and donate blood.
To ship the household an internet condolence please go to www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com
Funeral preparations are by the Bookhout Funeral House, Oneonta.
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