Peter Paddock died at home in Cashiers, N.C., on Sept. 18, 2000, of cancer and heart disease. His memorial service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers.
A native of Grosse Point, Mich., Peter attended St. Paul's School. At Princeton he majored in English and belonged to Tiger Inn. At graduation he was commissioned an ensign in the Navy; he served two years, attached to amphibious forces and training duties. Opting for the "mail room" at J. Walter Thompson in Detroit, Peter began what he described as 35 years of "normally frenzied business pace," holding key managerial positions within the Thompson organization, planned community developers in Houston, and finally his own consulting firm in West Palm Beach, Fla.
With his wife, Karen, in place as administrator of Wyndham House, their final venture, Peter turned to his life-long dream, and pursued graduate study in the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization. He received a master's in anthropology from Florida Atlantic U. in 1995. Upon retirement he served as a visiting professor at Western Carolina U.
Peter is survived by Karen, his twin daughters, Pamela and Lydia, and his son, Peter. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1952