Peter died March 3, 2005, after a valiant 8 1/2-year battle against multiple myeloma.
He graduated from New Canaan (Conn.) High School, received his degree in electrical engineering, and took his meals at Cottage Club. Peter was an enthusiastic Princetonian who valued the lifelong friendships from his undergraduate years. After graduation he held a number of management positions in the computer industry. At the time of his death, he was an IT consultant.
Peter's courage, will, and determination were inspirational. During his long illness, he never surrendered or complained. His understanding of his disease and its treatments were a testament to his intellect and his desire to live well. Anyone seeing him then found a man living life to the fullest, his sense of humor, smile, and spirit intact.
Peter committed much time and energy to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a board member and mentor.
Peter is proudly survived by his partner of 13 years, Karen McCaffrey; two sons, Tyson and Peter; daughter Carrie and son-in-law Eric; grandchildren Jack and Luke; his father, John; and a sister, Susan. The class extends its sympathy to them on the loss of this fine, warmhearted man.
The Class of 1965