Richard F. Pierce, DC, 90

FULTON, NY – Richard F. Pierce, DC, 90, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, passed away Tuesday evening March 26, 2013, at Rosewood Heights Health Center in Syracuse.

He was born in Volney, a son to the late Harold and Ruth Pierce.

Richard was a chiropractor for 30 years in Fulton and then in Palermo.

Retiring in 1979, he moved to Geneva and lived there for several years before settling in Oswego.

Richard was the NY District Director of the Chiropractic Association from 1962 – 1963; a member and past president of the Kiwanis; a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shrine Media Temple, Elks, Lions and the American Legion.

He was also a past member of the Palermo Planning Board and the Palermo Assessors Board.

Richard was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, who died April 18, 2010; brothers, Paul and Raymond Pierce.

Richard is survived by a daughter, Karen Ruth Pierce, of Syracuse; five sons, Steven R. (Mary) Pierce, of Oswego, Jan H. (Laurie) Pierce of Mexico, Eric S. Pierce of Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas C. (Bonnie) Pierce of Edgartown, Mass. and James E. (Patsy) Pierce of Mount Wolf, Pa.; two step-sons, John (Jamie) Wilson of Oswego and Cecil Wilson of Forest Port, NY; a step-daughter, Lois (John) Totterdale of Oswego; sister-in-law, Natalie Pierce of Fulton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Dr. Pierce may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Pierce’s family. I have known him sense i was a child and my mom used to take me to him in fact he saved my grandfather life onetime he had an as mama attack and they had to carry my grandfather in but he walked out. Dr. Pierce was a great Chiropractor and a great person.

  2. I deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Pierce’s family. He was a great Chiropractor and a great person. My whole family used to go to him when he was in Fulton. In fact he saved my grandfather life when he had an as-ma attack. My grandfather had to be carried in but walked out doing great. He will never be forgotten.

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