Pete was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and grew up on his family’s farming properties in Casablanca, Chile. He prepared for Princeton at Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H. There, Pete excelled in academics, soccer, skiing, and track, especially cross country. He brought those skills to us and was captain of the cross-country team both freshman and senior years.
Pete majored in religion, joined Cap and Gown, and was active in Triangle Club.
After graduation, he spent two years managing the family cattle ranch in Chile, followed by four years with the U.S. Navy in air intelligence and then earning an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1968. After two years in management consulting, he joined MCA Corp., where he spent 11 years, rising to corporate development manager.
In 1985, he realized his entrepreneurial ambitions with the purchase of aerospace products maker Day-Ray Products. Joined in the growth of the company by wife Linda and later by their three children, the company has grown and prospered and is now led by son Peter Jr. Pete remained active in special initiatives after formally retiring.
Pete died Dec. 8, 2022, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by their children, eight grandchildren, brother Michael ’62, and other family members, to whom we send our condolences.