Born Dec. 26, 1932 in Bakersfield. Passed away Nov. 14, 2002 in Roseville. Memorial service Sat. Nov. 23, 2002 at 1:00 PM at Sunset View Cemetery,101 Colusa Ave., E Cerrito, CA 94530. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley.
Contra Costa Times Thursday, November 21, 2002
Russell W. Kierce, Jr. Born Dec. 26, 1932-Deceased Nov. 14, 2002
Born in Bakersfield, California Survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Kierce, Sons, Douglas and Kevin Kierce Sr., Daughter-in-law Julianna Kierce, Mother, Hazel Kierce, Brother, Jack Kierce, Granddaughter, Anika Kierce, Grandsons, Kristofer, Nicholas and Kevin Kierce, Jr. He is also survived by his Sister-in-law, Diana Kierce and 4 nephews and 3 nieces. He had many, many good friends that will dearly miss his happy, upbeat personality. His easy going humor and friendliness were his trademark and was loved by all that knew him. He and his wife moved from the East Bay Area to make their home in Roseville at Del Webb's Sun City in 1995 though still operating his business in the Bay Area. He fought a brave battle with cancer for several years but it never got the best of his humor and love for his family, friends and acquaintances. Russell was the 1990 Past President of the Berkeley Association of Realtors, member of the West Contra Costa Association of Realtors, Placer Association of Realtors, Solano Association of Realtors, California Assoc. of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He was a 1951 graduate of Richmond Union High School and attended Contra Costa Jr. College and had taken extensive advanced education training in Real Estate. He owned and operated his own business "Russell Kierce Real Estate'' for 30 plus years. For 22 years he and his wife and sons owned and operated a restaurant called "Olde Hickory Pit" in Albany on San Pablo Avenue where he made many friends and developed his love for cooking, business and congeniality. Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed for 3 years in Germany. Past member of the Richmond Elks. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at Sunset View Mortuary at Fairmount and Colusa Aves., El Cerrito at 1:00p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2002. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Chatelaines Memorial Fund.