Pete, Des Moines businessman, avid and accomplished mountain climber, and rugby player, died April 19, 2023, in hospice near his retirement home in Oyster Harbors, Osterville, Mass. A native of Davenport, Iowa, Pete came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter Academy.

He majored in economics and went on to earn an MBA from the Wharton School at Penn. He was a member of Tiger Inn and a key member of Princeton’s 1971 Ivy League Tournament Champion team.

Following Wharton, Pete returned to Iowa as CEO of regional brand Hiland Potato Chip Co. of Des Moines. He was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Pete climbed mountains across North and South America and twice scaled Mount Everest. In addition to his spirit of adventure, he is remembered by friends for his sharp intellect, keen wit, and kind heart.

Pete is survived by his sons, Peter Jr. and Christopher; his daughter, Katherine Jane Snow and her husband Nick; grandchildren Hunter and Tripp Snow; his mother, Carolyn; and three brothers, Jeff, Dan, and Ed.

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Undergraduate Class of 1972