Donald B. Pierson, 87, of Sparta, NJ, passed away on November 19, 2017 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Don was born in Ottawa, IL, and was a graduate of Notre Dame, class of 1952. Don served in the U.S. Navy as Lieutenant Commander. He received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1960. Don was owner and operator of Pengad Inc. in Bayonne, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Bell Pierson, daughter Jennifer Pierson of Crested Butte, CO, son James Pierson and his wife, Natalie, of Freeport, Bahamas, and son Thomas Pierson and his wife, Jaclyn, of Sparta, NJ. Don is also survived by 5 grandchildren and his brother William Pierson of OR. He is predeceased by his brother Robert Pierson of FL. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.