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Peter Aston Schwartz ’36

Published in Mar. 26, 2003, issue

Peter died Aug. 8, 2002, at the Princeton Medical Center. He was 89. He prepared at the Montgomery School in Wynnwood, Pa. At Princeton he majored in English and was a member of Quadrangle Club.

After graduation he was an assistant dean of men at Princeton; he then taught at the Chicago Latin School. During WWII he served three years in the Navy. He participated in the campaigns of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and landed in Japan. He retired as a lieutenant jg.

After the war, Peter was assistant headmaster of the Hun School in Princeton, headmaster of the Allendale School in Rochester, N.Y., headmaster at the Pembroke Country Day School in Kansas City, Mo., founding headmaster of the Ft. Worth Country Day School, and was head of the middle school of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Tex.

He retired to John's Island, S.C., where for a year he taught Latin at the Island Academy and worked in the Soup Kitchen Ministry.

Peter and his wife, the late Alice Crosby Sinclair, were married for 58 years. He is survived by a sister, Madiera S. Meader; a daughter, Carol S. Haag; sons Peter Jr. and Donald; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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