Pierson Peter Dejager passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  One of his many friends, Hank Mautner of Newport, Kentucky wrote this remembrance: “Pierson was a superb musician and an absolutely wonderful human being. In all the years we worked together, I never saw him without a smile, I never heard him complain, and I never ceased marveling at his continuing enthusiasm for – and interest in – all things trumpet. (Of course, it manifested itself in his playing!) RIP, Pierce – Gabriel awaits your tips!!