Pearce, Paul Grant
9/20/1932 - 2/1/2013
Paul Grant Pearce passed away peacefully in Costa Mesa, California after a long illness. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Edwin K. and Helen C. Pearce. He is survived by his wife, Beata; his children, Cynthia Pearce of Seattle, WA, Keith (Tress) Pearce of Austin, TX and Barbara Pearce, of Placerville, CA.; and his grandchildren, Grant, Drew and Austin Pearce, and Jonathon and Nicholas Stetter. He is also survived by a sister, Barbara (James) Feick, of Los Angeles, CA, a niece and two nephews. Paul was previously married to Martha R. "Sally" Falk.
Paul worked as a technical illustrator and graphic artist at Douglas Aircraft Corp (now Boeing) for 35 years. A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War where he participated in the Battle of Inchon. He attended University High School and studied Industrial Design and Advertising at Art Center in Los Angeles.
Paul resided in the Los Angeles area before moving with his family to Huntington Beach in 1965. He enjoyed cars, gardening, golfing and beach-combing and enjoyed sharing stories about his keepsakes, especially his Disney memorabilia. He loved simple pleasures and was known for a wink and a grin.
Memorial services will be held at the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California at noon on Friday February 8th, 2013.