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Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX

OBITUARY

Stephen L. Pearce

November 25, 1950September 29, 2019

Stephen Lamar Pearce, 68, of Bryan went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2019.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:30AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Graveside service and interment to follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Stephen was born to Stephen D. and Mable (Rawls) Pearce on November 25, 1950. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.

He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1969. In 1972, he enlisted in the US Army serving in Germany where he developed a love for traveling. After his time in the service he advanced his education at Texas A&M University where he received a B.S. in Industrial Technology in 1978, an M.B.A in 1985, and a Ph.D in 1995.

Stephen worked for over 11 years at TAMU in many capacities. After retiring from the university, he began a successful career as a consultant and speaker specializing in inventory management and industrial distribution. Later Stephen started his own software development firm which created computer-based solutions for problems facing industrial distribution companies and wholesalers.

Stephen married Rhonda Greig in 1982 and began a wonderful and adventurous 37 years of marriage. Stephen’s greatest joy was raising his sons - the oldest being Josh. Leo, Adrien, Hoyko, Matthias, and Clement came into his life as foreign exchange students. He loved being a mentor to these young men and developed a special bond with each. Stephen also traveled extensively, enjoyed flying and competitive shooting, and had a great love for new adventures.

Stephen is preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Joshua D. Gray.

Stephen is survived by his wife Rhonda D. (Greig) Pearce; his sons, Leander (Leo) Schlicht, Adrien Kehlstadt, Hoyko Herlyn, Matthias Ibach and Clement Gregoire; his brother Richard Pearce and wife DeDe; and his aunt, Joan (Rawls) Martin. He is also survived by many loving cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the following: The Joshua Davis Gray Memorial Scholarship at St. Joseph Catholic School, Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, (both can be reached at 507 E. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803), or a charity of your choice.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Joshua Davis Gray Memorial Scholarship at St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Services

  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • INTERMENT Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

Stephen L. Pearce

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Ajaysinh Jagtap

October 9, 2019

He is very good and great person. I love him lot.
No matter what I do to move on from this pain, deep down inside I will always know that I’ll never get to hug you again. I miss you....
Dear Stephen

Amit Hiremath

October 7, 2019

I have met Stephen 2-3 times when he visited his team at Clarion in India. We used to go our for lunch or dinner together with the teams. He was a very passionate and earnest person, ready to advice or help anyone who needs it.

He had wealth of experience in all walks of life and technology.

I will always remember him.

Niranjan Kshirsagar

October 4, 2019

Dear Nana & Family,

I am Niranjan, ex-Team Leader of Xtivity team in Pune.

I feel fortunate that I had an opportunity to work with Stephen. He was my favorite client. He was keen about every detail in work. He never complained but suggested improvements. I admired his intelligence and agility in thinking.

As a person he was a true gentleman. He was interested in the well being of everyone in his team. In his visits to India, he took out time to meet our family members, talked to them and also offered toys as gifts to our kids. I still use the winter cap he gifted me. We both used to talk for hours about the aeroplanes, machines, his travel experiences, his sons and about you Nana. His life is an inspiration for me.

I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard about Stephen. May his soul rest in peace. May God give you courage and strength to survive without him. My prayers are with you in these difficult times.

Niranjan Kshirsagar

Sonam Chauhan

October 3, 2019

Dear Nana,

I am Sonam Chauhan. I was a member of Xtivity Pune Team. I left Clarion just two months back.
For few days in my new job I badly missed our calls with Stephen and team. He was one of the few who liked details of every minute thing in his project. I learnt how to be perfectionist from him. M still learning.
I can not believe that it was his last trip to India. I was meeting in person with him for the first time and I was little nervous. But the minute I met him, he made it all very simple. I just loved working with him. Even my family loved his friendly behaviour.

He always had a huge importance for family and specially You. We always sensed that immense respect for you in him.
Nana, we have never met each other but I know you through him and our conversations. It is so tough to belive that he is not with us. I am truly sorry for this loss. He will be there in our memories forever.

May his soul rest in peace.
Take care Nana.

Mahesh Karale

October 3, 2019

Hello Nana & Family,

I am Mahesh from Xtivity Pune team.
Stephen was a true gentleman and a very good human being.

"Awesome Mahesh. You are a genius." These words always inspired me. Stephen was always appreciating to me on my every good work. I learned a lot from him. Stephen always lives in our hearts. He has left a footprint in all our lives.
May he rest in peace.

Mahesh Karale.
Clarion Technologies.

Minakshi Muluk

October 3, 2019

Dear Nana and Family,

I am Minakshi, ex-team member of Xtivity Pune Team.
I still remember my last discussion with Stephen. He showed me Nana’s pic along with Leo, Adrien, Hoyko, Matthias and Clements’ pics and expressed his proud feelings for his sons as they were doing really good in their career.
Once, Stephen has asked me to draw a Mehndi on his Hand with Nana’s Name, to express his love for you Nana!
Stephan always appreciated and inspired me to do a great job. I learnt a lot from him.
He always lives in our heart. RIP!

~Minakshi

Megan Harrison

October 2, 2019

I have been honored to know and work for Stephan and Rhonda for many years as their housekeeper. Stephan was a Great Man. Funny, caring and loved to travel.... I’m honored to have worked for you sir’. I will be praying for The family. I pray Peace over you Rhonda. Take care of yourself. Love—Megan

Renjith Kumar

October 2, 2019

Stephen was a true gentleman and gem of a character. Our hearts go out to his family and let God give them the courage to move on in life.
Stephen always lives in our hearts. He has left a footprint in all our lives and he has done his part well. Let us bid him a great farewell! RIP...
- On behalf of Clarion Server Admin Team.

Devki Nair

October 2, 2019

Dear Nana,

I am Devki an ex team member of Xtivity Pune Team. I worked with Stephen few years ago. But we always met whenever he visited Pune team. Through Shaista I was always connected with him and his values.
I am deeply saddened to know about Stephen.

I still remember Stephen 's first visit to Pune and how he greeted us. Whenever I think about it, I always have smile on my face and think very highly of him.
I have never met a person who is so down to earth, kind-hearted. He ensured to meet our families and pamper our kids with gifts. He will always be in our memories.

May his soul rest in peace. Me and my family's prayers are with you. May God give you enough strength.

-Devki Nair & Family

Shaista Shaikh

October 2, 2019

Hello Nana,
I am Shaista from Xtivity Pune Team. Stephen's day start with our call.

I understand it must be very difficult for you and your family. But please do take care of yourself. Stephen always care about you. Last time when he have to send you alone to Texas he got so worried until you reach home. He always mention about you. He used to tell me" I am the world for Nana . She takes care of me lot."

Please do take care of yourself that way Stephen Soul will rest in peace. I am not sure how can I help you. But please do take care.

He is my role model and inspiration. He is always behind me in all situation. He is true gentleman. I can’t even express my feeling for him. But he has special place in my heart, I want to keep his trust alive. And he is alive in our thoughts. He can listen to our feelings. We love him so much, He likes to be in India. Never thought that its his last visit. Never thought we talked last week was last call. Never thought that I cant talk to him anymore. We had talk with each other almost every day in his morning for years. Never thought I can't share now thing that I wanted to share with him.

I am keep checking his skype that his ping will come and say “Hello Shaista”

Why he left us. May be god has liked this person very much and he wanted to now talk to him.

FROM THE FAMILY