Psychologist Nils Steven Pearson dies at 80

Nils Steven Pearson of Princeton died on Sunday, Dec. 17 at Princeton Penn Medical Center. Born in Manhattan on Feb. 24, 1943, he was the son of Frederick and Nina Harriton Pearson.

He received his bachelor’s degree and his doctorate from Rutgers University. He worked at Catholic Charities until he opened his private practice, where he continued seeing patients for 35 years. Nils specialized in adolescents and, more recently, in post-9/11 trauma patients.

He enjoyed cycling, skiing and travel.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann Maurer Pearson, his son, Stephen Nils Pearson of Atlanta, Georgia, his stepchildren; Ann Swart, David Kalb and Hilary Kalb, and his grandchildren, Madison Hailey Pearson and Stephen John Pearson. He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick Theodore Pearson and his sister, Nina Cecelia Pearson.

A memorial service will be held at Princeton Friends Meeting, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 on Feb. 3, 2024 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.