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Robert A. ‘Rob” Pierce, Sr.

January 11, 1959 - November 5, 2022

Robert A. ‘Rob” Pierce, Sr., age 63, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on January 11, 1959, he was a son of Virginia (Green) Parker and the late Marvel Pierce. Rob was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard and retired after 20 years of dedicated service. He made his career as a phlebotomy specialist at Christiana Hospital, retiring in 2020, after 45 years of service.

Rob enjoyed golfing, reading, and cooking. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and loved NASCAR. He was the most compassionate, loving man who wore his heart on his sleeve. He cared deeply for his children who supported his every step in his fight with illness. He was Brave, courageous and fought valiantly, like a true soldier. He had so many things to be grateful for in life but nothing compared to how he felt about his children, in which he was so proud, making them that much prouder of him. He was a great man in every sense of the word, and a true Role model to those closest to him. He will be remembered a true hero and a wonderful soul as his loved ones mourn, they also cherish, a truly irreplaceable man who will live on forever in our hearts.

In addition to his father, Rob was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mommy Dot, and Daddy Bob; and siblings, Robin Pierce, and Rita Pierce. He is survived by his loving children, Robert A. Pierce, Jr. (Felicia), Rianna A. Pierce (Jeffrey Gunter), Dawn Pierce, and Nikki Preston; mother, Virginia G. Parker; siblings, Michael Parker, and Amy Lillie (Greg); and nephew, Shane Lillie.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:30 pm until 3 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rob’s memory may me be to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 525 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711.

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18 Condolences for Robert A. ‘Rob” Pierce, Sr.

  • Rianna and Robby you are both in our prayers during this very difficult time. Your father was a wonderful man, so kind and loving every time we were with him. He will be dearly missed by us for sure and so many others that were fortunate enough to have met him. God sure gained a wonderful Angel that will forever look down on both of you with so much pride in all you do! He was so Happy to be your father and you could see it in his face every time he looked at you! Love you both

  • Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one.

  • My deepest condolences to Roberts family and his mother Virginia.He was my friend growing up and through high school.we were Best men in each others weddings.Even though miles and years separated us,I often think back about all the good times we had.I was sorry to hear of his passing, but send prayers for his family.

  • I am so very Sorry for the Loss of your Loved One.

  • So sorry for your loss. I worked with Rob for many years at Christiana. He was always so kind and gentle. Always willing to take a few minutes to talk and catch up. Always had a smile. Keeping you all in my prayers

  • So sorry to hear this💔😢. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • My condolences to Rob’s family. I’ve known Rob since I was 17. He was my Sergeant when I joined the NG and then we both worked for CCHS. I also worked with his mom Ginny and loved her to pieces. I’ll never forget that crazy laugh that he had. When you heard it you knew exactly who it was without even seeing him. Prayers for you all!

  • Definitely wore his heart on his shoulder❤️. Rob was one cool guy ❤️ My Deepest condolences to the family.

  • I was stunned and saddened upon hearing the news of Rob’s passing. I first met him at the old Memorial Hospital in 1983 and worked as a phlebotomist with him at Christiana Hospital for many years. He was funny and laid back. He also did his job very well and was always willing to help his co-workers. I know he loved his children very much and took much pride in their endeavors. Please accept my condolences and prayers in your loss. He will certainly be missed. He was a stand up guy and am really sorry that he did not get to enjoy much of his retirement which he so richly deserved and earned.

  • So very sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss . Rob was a friendly face around CCHS and was always a pleasure to see. Thoughts and prayers to Carla and the kids

  • Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember working with Rob for many years at Christiana Hospital. He was a pleasure to work with and so kind to each of his patients; never too busy to chat and was always smiling. Sending my sympathy to his family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. He was a really nice guy! My deepest sympathy to his family and friends!

  • Prayers for the Pierce family. I served with Rob in the National Guard. He was an outstanding soldier and even a better person. Rob always accomplished his missions in his laid back ways. It was a pleasure to serve with Rob.

  • Ginny,
    So sorry for your loss – Rob was a wonderful soul – you raised an amazing man. You and the rest of the family are in my prayers❤️🙏❤️

  • I’m deeply sorry for your loss, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Family I am so sorry for your loss, Rob was my friend and I’ll miss him dearly. You all are in my prayers 🙏🏽

  • Deep condolences to the family and friends.
    We served together and shared the same birthday. We would always remind one another of another glorious birthday on drill weekend, we would be sure to celebrate after drill. I will always remember to celebrate our day.