Philip Foster Pierce was born on January 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to Ralph and Nina Pierce. He passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He married Joyce Cullen in 1952 and together they raised four children in Michigan. He graduated from the Officer Candidate program, served in the US Army for two years during the Korean War, and used his wit and charm as a DJ on the Army Base in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Philip finished his degree after leaving the Army at the University of Detroit, and Detroit College of Law. He was highly regarded and honored as a business and civic leader, and developer, and rose through the ranks quickly in the Michigan Appraisal Institute, and the American Society of Appraisers, where he served as International President from 1968-1972. \n\nHe served as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan, Oakland University, and Florida Atlantic University, and his expertise was sought worldwide for massive redevelopment projects. After an early retirement, he moved his family to Arizona to play tennis and experience the open space and warm climate. Philip maintained an active role in his real estate holdings until the end, selling the last of his office buildings in 2018. In 1985 he married Donna Foley, and with her five children Dad happily announced that he now had nine kids. He was truly devoted to his expanded family. Married for thirty-three years, Philip and Donna spent twenty-seven happy years in Florida before moving to Arizona to be near family. Donna was at his side until the very end. He was preceded in death by his son John. He is survived by his wife Donna, eight children, nineteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren who reside from Los Angeles to London, England. \n\nA celebration of life service will be held at a later date. \n\nDonations may be made to the Salvation Army at https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/.