Don Maurer Is Remembered

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Don Maurer, say those who knew him best, was defined by his two loves: for advertising—which he pursued with the same cool ferocity that made him a standout quarterback in high school—and for his teenage daughters. At a bittersweet memorial service on a bright autumn afternoon last week, those who knew him best also recalled Maurer’s humor and vitality, and his complex mix of strength and compassion.

Maurer, 47, president and CEO of McKinney & Silver in Raleigh, N.C.,

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