James Pierson

James M. Pierson, 62, of Sheffield, died Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, in Warren. Jim was born June 1, 1955, in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Harry and Arlene (Hanson) Pierson.

Jim was a 1973 graduate of Sheffield High School. In 1979, he joined the Sheffield Fire Department/Ambulance Service, where he served as a secondary dispatcher. He also served as a Trustee and Committee Member of the Department. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Jim will always be remembered for his sense of humor and optimism. He will be missed by his many friends, cousins, and fire department family who survive him.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Harry L. Pierson, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Harry and Gertrude Hanson; and paternal grandparents, John & Edna Pierson; and an infant brother at birth.

Friends will be received at the Sheffield Fire Hall, 318 S. Main St., Sheffield, on Wednesday, December 13, for one hour prior to a service at 11 a.m. to be held there, with Rev. Rick Hamrick, pastor, Youngsville Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, 318 South Main Street, Sheffield, PA 16347.

The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements. E-condolences may be sent by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.