Peter D. Gettinger ’53

Peter D. Gettinger ’53 died on June 25, 2021, in Harwich, Massachusetts 

(The following was published by The Cape Codder on July 4, 2021)

Peter Day Gittinger 90, of Brewster passed away Friday, June 25, 2021, at RegalCare at Harwich. He was the husband of Margaret A. (McClintock) Gittinger. Born in Newark, NJ, Peter was the son of the late William C. and Charlotte (Kunz) Gittinger. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1953. He then enlisted in the United States Army where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Peter was honorably discharged in 1955 with the rank of Specialist 3rd Class. Peter spent his life as an educator specializing in helping youths with dyslexia. He retired from the Oxford Academy in Westbrook, CT, in 1996. A dedicated husband and father, Peter is survived by his wife; his children, Christopher W. Gittinger, Peter D. Gittinger, Jr., and Katie Gittinger; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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