Peter Bosworth Gustafson ’59

Peter Bosworth Gustafson ’59 died on November 3, 2006, in Bath, Maine.

Born on November 11, 1937, in Pittsfield, Mass., he prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and attended Bowdoin in 1956-57. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959. He taught mathematics at Robert College in Istanbul,Turkey, and was assistant headmaster at the American School of Madrid in Spain. He was headmaster of Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville, Maine, and was assistant headmaster of the Oak Grove-Coburn School that was created in 1970 by the merger of Coburn Classical Institute and Oak Grove Seminary inVassalboro, Maine. He then served briefly as headmaster of New World School in Oklahoma City, Okla., before moving to New Jersey in 1972. He received a master’s degree in education from Trenton State College in 1976. From 1974 until his retirement in 1994, he taught mathematics and computer science at the Pennington School in New Jersey. He was married in 1961 to Sandra Carolyn Mobus, who died in 2003. He is survived by a son, Eric J. Gustafson of Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Karen G. Mitchell of Frenchtown, N.J.; two brothers,William E. Gustafson of Davis, Calif., and Thomas A. Gustafson of Silver Spring, Md.; and a grandchild.