Roger Eric Pierson   1960 - 2018

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Roger Eric Pierson

July 31, 1960 - June 27, 2018

On June 27, 2018, Roger Pierson, 57, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after bravely battling ALS for 2 years.

Roger is survived by his wife Janine (Fox) Pierson, his daughters Sarah Pierson and Melanie Kinsley and her husband Matthew; sisters Susan Reed, Jeanette Clough, and Jessica Wilson. He was preceded in death by his beloved brother Bruce Pierson.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to ALS TDI ( in Boston to help Roger's fellow ALS warriors fight the good fight. Roger spent some time visiting their facilities and was very grateful for the work they are doing.

A service will be held at The Federated Church of Livingston at 6 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3PM. Please note the church has no A/C, please dress accordingly in summer casual attire.

Following the service family & friends are welcome at the Pierson household in Morris Plains, NJ.

Arrangements & Guest Information

Memorial Service

Venue: The Federated Church of Livingston
3:00 PM Jun 30, 2018
6 W Mount Pleasant Ave
United States
New Jersey


In lieu of flowers please send a donation to ALS TDI ( in Boston to help Roger's fellow ALS warriors fight the good fight. Roger spent some time visiting their facilities and was very grateful for the work they are doing.

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Saul Simon

July 2, 2018
from Millburn , New Jersey
My blessings are with you all, celebrate his life the way he shared it with others.
Warm regards,

Fred Bachmann

July 2, 2018
from Florham Park, New Jersey
He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.  

Anibal (A.J.) Alcantara, Jr.

June 30, 2018
from Newark, New Jersey
One of my great friends for years. Roger was a constant networker, he stayed in touch with his friends and always found ways to involve me in projects and things that he was working on or doing. He was an avid biker and skier and boy could he cook. Great chef, loved his food. A great family man and a great friend. A daring man who always found a way to move forward with gusto. Roger is one person that I was proud to call my friend., we have some great memories that I will cherish. Love you MAN! You and Jan did a fantastic job with your girls and you certainly left a great legacy. Jan, Sarah, Melanie, Susan, I am here for you guys. My condolences!  

Norm Chartier

June 29, 2018
from Barrington, Rhode Island
It's been almost 40 years, but I will always remember your wild hair and wilder spirit. You made any room you walked in a better place to be. Now I hope you are in that better place, too. RIP brother Pierson.  

Mike Jandoli

June 28, 2018
from East Hanover , New Jersey
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Pierson family.

We lost one of the good guys this week.

Cindy Dolgoff Owci

June 28, 2018
from Tucson, Arizona
My heart goes out to you! It is heartbreaking . I was thankful to hear his passing was peaceful. That's all we can hope for! He was a beautiful soul and touched so many people! I'll always cherish the memories from our earlier years ! I wish I could be there but we are living in Tucson Az.. Lot's of love and prayers for your pain to ease.

Gabriele Edgell

June 28, 2018
from Mendham, New Jersey
Roger's passing is such a loss to the world of friends,family and acquaintances that crossed path. His kindness and creative spirit was always ever present - he also lived his life with such gusto that he was an example to others to emulate. His life will continue to inspire others to fight ALS and remember to enjoy every moment of life!  

Rana Slosberg

June 28, 2018
from Bridgewater, New Jersey
I knew Roger from BANG! I know he is at peace now after his long battle with ALS. I am so sorry for your loss.  


June 28, 2018
from Springfield,
You were always a wonderful friend to me.
David and Esther


June 28, 2018
from Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Roger was such a bright spot at our BANG meetings, He will be very missed. Prayers are with your whole family.  


June 28, 2018
from Livingston,
Roger will truly be missed. A great man with a great heart. My condolences to the family.  

Neil Nosenchuk

June 28, 2018
from Wayne , New Jersey
Roger will be missed. His smile alway shined in the room.  

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