The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

December 10, 2013

Richard E. Pearson

CHAMBERSBURG — PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side. Born July 31, 1929, in Windber, son of the late Lawrence and Jane Pearson. After graduation from Windber High School in Windber in 1947, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he began his career in law enforcement with the FBI until he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp., serving his country from 1950 until 1952, during which he attained the rank of sergeant. He went on to serve in the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., from 1953 until his retirement in 1973 as a detective.  His career continued at the Library of Congress in security from 1975 until retiring in 1999. Richard is survived by his wife, Alice Mae Pearson; his son, Rick Pearson, and wife, Laura; four grandsons, Justin, Matthew, Nathan and Brian Pearson, all of Ashburn, Va.; and stepson, K. Paul Blake, Chambersburg.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his bothers, McClellan B., Harvey K., Kipp G. and Alonza L. Pearson, and a sister, Alice. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202, where the Rev. Robert Cook will officiate.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Saturday.  Interment, Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va., at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675. Online condolences may be offered on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

 

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