John “Jack” Anthony Pierce

John “Jack” Anthony Pierce, age 76, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Johnstown, PA on July 28, 1945, to his parents, John and Catherine Pierce, both have preceded him. His sister has also preceded him, Bernadette Brinzo (Peter). Jack is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Kate Pierce; daughters, Bridget Jagacki (Robert) and Amy Simmons; son, Jeff Pierce (Courtney); grandchildren, John Anthony “Tony” Myers (Kayla), Jennifer Mayes (Conner), Jaydyn Pierce, Dallas Burkes, John Michael Simmons, and Mary Kaitlyn Simmons; great grandchildren, Brynleigh Myers, and Zoey Myers; brothers Gene Pierce and Guerney Pierce and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was an accomplished all-around athlete at Conemaugh Valley High School. He was a fierce competitor in dirt track racing for many years. He was a dreamer who never backed down from new business ventures. But the most fulfilling accomplishment, the one he was most proud of and fought the hardest for, was his beloved family.
There will be a Celebration of Life held Wednesday April 6, 2022 in the Charter Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. Pastor Brook Lovett will be officiating.


  1. Patrick Klimek on March 31, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Mary and her family for the loss of Jack! Jack and I were old friends from the Abex days when we worked together. May Jack rest in peace.
    God Bless!

  2. Terrie Morgan on March 31, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Even though your journey on earth is finished, you leave behind so many memories. I’m grateful that you are in no more pain and at peace with the lord and savior. RIP Jack .🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  3. Your Boy on April 2, 2022 at 11:53 am

    I love you dad and I’ll miss your calls and text messages every morning that tell me you love me and tell the girls you love them, your proud of me and have a great day….text always sent IN CAPITAL LETTERS LIKE YOU’RE YELLING IT TO ME. I never erased any of them. I hope to be half as loving and half the man you were!
    22 forever DAD

  4. Ursula trenkler on April 2, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    You will be so missed! I have yet to know anyone who loved as much as you did and would do anything for anyone. When you said I was like a daughter to you that made my heart swell. You will always be in my heart. ❤️

  5. Ursula trenkler on April 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    You will be so missed! I have yet to meet anyone who loved so much and would do anything for anyone. When you told me I was like a daughter to you that made my heart swell and you will forever be in mine. As much as you loved, you were and always will be loved back!❤️😇 rest easy.

  6. Gene & Pam Lowery on April 4, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Linda Moore on April 7, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Prayers sent for Mary and Family.

  8. Andrea Pitts on April 7, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Jack was an amazing man! He will be greatly missed and I’m so very thankful for all the wonderful memories of him. I will always think of Racetracks, fun weekends, lake weekends, and lots of laughs when I think of him. Prayers and all of my love to this beautiful family.
    Andrea Pitts
    #22 FOREVER ❤️