Peter Florien Gass ’57 died on June 4, 2004, in Montour Falls, New York.
Born on June 4, 1935, in New York City, he prepared for college at St. Paul’s School in Garden City, Long Island, NY, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1957, he entered the New York University School of Law, from which he was graduated in 1960. He was a lawyer with Union Carbide Corporation in New York City until 1968, when he became a lawyer with the Continental Oil Corporation in New York. In 1969, he joined the New York firm of Tanner and Friedman, where he became a partner in 1972. In 1976, he became a partner with Friedman & Gass in New York, and beginning in 1996 he continued his private practice from his home in Lodi, NY. He was a trustee of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, was a warden of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls, NY, and was a founding board member of the Finger Lakes National Forest Visitors Center. He was an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, a member of the New York Bar Association, and co-chair of the Westchester County American Civil Liberties Union. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Zogg Gass, whom he married in 1987; a son, James P. Gass of Smithfield, RI; a daughter, Katherine M. Egan of Rye Brook, NY; three grandchildren; four stepchildren, Steven Schunk of Highland, NY, Catherine Schunk of Albany, NY, Philip Schunk of Newburgh, IN; and Peter Schunk of East Hampton, CT; and five step-grandchildren.