Robert E. Pierson, age 78 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018. Bob was born in Greensboro, MD to Evelyn and Hartley Pierson. He was a 1957 graduate of Wilmington High School and attended the University of Arkansas. Bob worked as an Auto Parts Manager for auto dealers in Newark, Elkton and Wilmington.

Bob was involved in his community serving as a longtime member of the Claymont Lions Club. He received the Ralph Helms and Melvin Jones awards. He enjoyed eye screening preschool children for glasses. Bob was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher, communion assistant and member of the Altar Guild. Bob had a lifelong hobby of photography. He could be found at family and social events with his camera in hand, capturing quiet moments as well as important milestones. He was a man who valued family, taking care of his mother Evelyn for many years and playing an active role in his nieces’ and nephews’ lives.

Bob is survived by brothers Ron (Sandy) Pierson of Wilmington and Tom (Ellen, deceased) Pierson of Townsend; nieces Tammy (Tim) Foltz, Laura (Darren) Weaver, Debbie Liles, Nancy (Ed) Mason; nephews David (Dru) Pierson and John (Laura) Pierson as well as 7 great-nieces, 6 great-nephews and 1 great-great-nephew and 2 great-great-nieces.

Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 501 Duncan Road, Wilmington DE at 11:00 am. Friends can call at 10:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Claymont Lions Club, 11 Bellemeade Place, Wilmington DE 19810 or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wilmington DE.