UHCOP Family Mourns Passing of 1961 Alumnus, Mading Society Member and Community Pharmacist Harold Pieratt
April 26 — The UH College of Pharmacy family expresses its condolences to the family of 1961 alumnus William Harold Pieratt Jr., 82, who served his community as pharmacist/owner of Pieratt's Pharmacy in Giddings, Texas, for nearly four decades and passed on April 22.
With an endowed scholarship for UHCOP students, Pieratt and his wife of 55 years, Doris, were among the earliest members of the college's Mading Society of benefactors. A past member of the UHCOP Dean's Advisory Council, Pieratt was among UHCOP's "50 Outstanding Alumni" recognized as part of the college's 50th anniversary celebrations in 1996-97.
He also served as a past president of the Texas Pharmacy Association and board member of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
He also devoted his time to non-pharmacy activities, such as membership in the Rotary Club of Gidding, attaining Texas Master Gardener designation, and serving as a deacon and lay minister at churches in his native La Grange and Giddings.
He is survived by his wife Doris, two sons, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.