Dr. Harry L. Piersma Jr., age 66, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Born December 5, 1947, Harry was originally from Highland, Indiana. Dr. Piersma had recently retired, having worked most of his career at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and recently retired from the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina. He was the husband of the late Margaret Dupon, the father of Julie (Sean) Slean and Mark Piersma, the grandfather to seven grandchildren, the dear son of the late Harry and Lillian Piersma, and the brother of John M. (Candy) Piersma of Munster, Illinois, Jennifer (Michael) D’Auria of Durham, North Carolina, and Lorri Ahrendt of Arlington Heights, Illinois.