Published August 9th, 2017
David Pierce
Forever optimistic were words David Pierce applied to every facet of his life. In matters of health, he had battled cancer twice before and triumphed, but despite his indomitable spirit, that third occurrence refused to retreat. Appreciating the extra years he was granted, David lived life to the fullest, while showing kindness and caring for all he met along his journey. For his daughters, Kimberly and Brooke, and his wife, Ellen, life with David was forever broadening---be it adventures with him or new challenges his vocation & endeavors brought.
Following a career in corporate life with GE, 3M and Crown Zellerbach, David began his second career in 1987 in real estate. His clients treasured him for his financial background, real estate expertise and laser-focused caring for their specific needs. David felt privileged to serve. He was past President of Rotary Club of Orinda; past President and Director of Orinda Chamber of Commerce; real estate consultant to Standard & Poors, past Director of Contra Costa Association of Realtors, and past Director of Friends of Big Band Jazz. David's love of music and support from Orinda Rotary made it possible to bring Big Band music to the Orinda Community Park in the summer.
This year's event on August 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is dedicated to David.
As David embarked on the final days of his life's journey, he passed away peacefully at home in Knoxville, TN, cared for and comforted by Ellen, Kimberly, Brooke, son-in-law Tim and granddaughter, Lillian.
Remembrances can be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Gifts, P. O. Box 100, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or at

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