Peter K. Race ’52 died on January 9, 2019, in Groveland, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in the Boston Globe, January 13, 2019:)
Peter K. Race, born in West Chester, Penn., in 1931, the only son of S. Kempton and Mary Race, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019. Raised in Brookline, Mass., graduate of Brookline High School (1948), and Bowdoin College (1952), where he majored in English literature. Active in Bowdoin Glee Club and the Meddiebempsters double quartet. Served in the US Army 1952-54. Married Ruth Eldridge in 1953 and lived in New Jersey, Germany, Long Island, New York, and Scituate, Mass., before settling in Boxford, Mass., for forty-five years, followed by the past fourteen years in Groveland, Mass. Descended from seafaring ancestors of East Boothbay, Maine, Mr. Race spent his entire career in the property and casualty insurance business, concluding as VP of Electric Mutual Insurance Company. He held a CPCU designation and was a past president of the Boston Chapter of CPCU. He was active in Boxford town affairs, serving more than forty years on the Elementary School Committee, Masconomet Regional High School Committee, Finance Committee, Capital Budgeting Committee, and Land Committee. Survived by his wife, two sons and their spouses, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.