Pete died Feb. 24, 2021, in Zionsville, Ind. Ann, his wife of 61 years, said his Princeton experience had a profound influence on his life. 

Pete was born June 20, 1931, in New Brunswick, N.J., and graduated from New Brunswick High School. At Princeton he majored in basic engineering, joined Elm Club, and roomed with Mike Lee. After 25 years with General Electric, he became an owner of an electronics manufacturing company.

Throughout his life Pete’s focus was firmly on Princeton. He received the Class of 1955 Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, served on the board of Princeton AlumniCorps, and was a leader in Annual Giving, class-participation chair from 2010 until his death, and a member of the 1746 Society. His son Kent noted that “In the Nation’s Service” guided his father’s life. 

Enjoying travel, he made it to every continent but Antarctica. He served as Indiana finance chairman of two Republican presidential campaigns. He achieved athletics success late in life, earning track and field medals at the state and national level.

Pete is survived by Ann, son Kent ’90, daughter Jetta Boschen, and two granddaughters.

Undergraduate Class of 1955