Peter was born in London, England, and attended Phillips Academy before coming to Princeton. He was a member of Prospect Club and majored in physics, writing his thesis on “Researches into the Tin Spectrum.” 

After graduation he served in the Army and earned a Ph.D. from Boston University. He was a mathematician and physicist, worked for NASA, and took a leadership role in the Rhode Island chapter of Mensa for many years.

Peter was a direct descendant of Robert Whitehead, inventor of the modern torpedo; and grandson of the late Count Edgar Hoyos, who was attache honoraire of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy in London. 

Peter died Aug. 10, 2021, in Rhode Island. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene; and is survived by two daughters and a granddaughter.

Undergraduate Class of 1953