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Orville Pierce "Houch" Houchard

September 25, 1928 ~ March 2, 2017 (age 88)

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Memorial Service
March 24, 2017

1:00 PM
Delaware Veterans Cemetery
26669 mPatriots Way
Millsboro, DE 19966

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Orville Pierce Houchard "Houch"  

He was given the gift of life, and now he has given it back.  We were lucky to have him in our lives and we are grateful for the time that we shared with him.  Orville Pierce Houchard (Houch) passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his home in Georgetown, Delaware with his loving wife, Louise by his side.  Pierce was born on September 25, 1928, in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He graduated from St. Petersburg High School in May of 1946.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served from 1946-1949, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.  He was married to Jean P. Houchard for 47 years, who preceded him in death.  Pierce is survived by their 2 children:  Cortlandt (Corky) Houchard and wife Kathy, Connie Houchard and partner, Raymond Payne.  He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Before retiring, he worked at JC Penney as an electronics technician.  He also worked at Greybar Electronics.  He retired to Whitehouse Beach, Longneck, Delaware to enjoy life on the water with his pontoon boat.  He loved crabbing, clamming and fishing.  It was here that Pierce got a 2nd chance at love and life when he met Louise Enright and they married on December 31, 1999, and lived happily in Georgetown, Delaware.  He is also survived by Louise and her 3 children:  Lori Jones and husband Ron, Traci Humphries and husband Ed, and Andy Enright and wife Laura, as well as 7 grandchildren.  He loved his extended family like his own .

Pierce was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro.  He was also a member of Conley's United Methodist Church, where he volunteered weekly providing technical and audio support for their ministries.  He was fondly known for his ability to fix anything and having any tool for any job!  He will be remembered most for his kind and gentle nature, and dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.   The family would like to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls, thoughts and prayers during Pierce’s thankfully short illness.  To sign the online guest book please visit: Corleto Latina Funeral Home & Crematory at  Private funeral services will be held on Friday, March 24th at Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro, Delaware.  Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of life luncheon on Saturday, March 25th at Conleys United Methodist Church at 12 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Conleys United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn’s Way, Lewes, DE 19958, or Vitas Hospice, 20773 Professional Park Blvd #200, Georgetown, DE 19947.

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