DAVID L. PIERCE, a public relations executive, died Mar. 16, 2017. He was 89. A member of Beta Theta Pi, he was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. After the war he received a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism. He co-founded Pierce Brown Associates, a public relations firm in Rochester, N.Y. He also played Dixieland jazz trombone. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Smith Pierce, three children, and six grandchildren.