Peter died May 31, 2020, at Stanford University Hospital from his long struggle with heart disease.
Peter graduated from Phillips Andover Academy and at Princeton roomed with Jed Graef, Walter Goodridge, and David Kennedy. He was a member of Cap and Gown Club, the cheerleading squad, and the swim team. His sophomore year he transferred to Stanford, majored in sociology, graduated in 1964, and then earned a master’s degree in operations research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He proudly served four years active duty in the Navy, was in the Vietnam War in 1968-1969, and was in the Naval Reserve for 27 years, retiring as a captain in 1989.
Professionally, Peter worked for 25 years at Bell Systems in human resources, specializing in executive compensation, and then at the University of California System and Catholic HealthCare West.
At Princeton Peter will be remembered for helping advance the cause of coeducation by recruiting two U-Store girls to join the cheerleading squad for one of our football games, a caper loved by the students but frowned upon by the Old Guard and by Dean Lippincott. Another memorable Peter escapade was joining Cannon Club after receiving a bid, having more than a few drinks in the Cannon basement before changing his mind, and then making his way down Prospect Street to join Cap and Gown the same night.
Peter is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mea; daughters Christina Vo ’97 and Maya Watts; and four grandchildren.