Peter Joseph died June 25, 1998, of cancer at his home in Manhattan. At the time of his death, Peter was the chairman and CEO of Rosecliff, Inc., a merchant banking firm.
At Princeton, Peter was a member of Cap and Gown, a four-year resident of Wilson College, and a major in the Woodrow Wilson School. In the grand tradition of Princeton undergraduate entrepreneurship, Peter founded the Student Weenie Agency and ran it for three years.
Peter was an active philanthropist and supporter of the arts. He was chairman of the governing board of the American Ballet Theater and was also a member of the board of directors of the Second Stage Theater in NYC. In addition, Peter was a leading patron and collector of studio art furniture in the U.S. In 1991 he established the Peter Joseph Gallery in NYC to show this uncommon art form. He also provided a furniture design endowment to the Rhode Island School of Design. Beyond his public patronage, Peter was always a generous supporter of Princeton and the Class of '72.
To Peter's wife, Wendy, and his children, Danielle and Nicholas, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1972