Winfield A. “Pete” Peterson Jr. ’42

Winfield A. “Pete” Peterson Jr.’42 died in Scarborough, Maine, on September 10, 2009.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 5, 1921, and prepared for college at Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School. He attended Bowdoin from 1938 to 1940 as a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He went on to graduate from Dickinson College in 1943 and then attended Long Island College of Medicine before serving in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Tench during World War II, attaining the rank of quartermaster. He worked for NE Telephone as a district manager, and in 1987 was named vice president and general manager of Metcalf & Eddy. He volunteered for the recreation commission, Bacon Free Library board of trustees, the Boy Scouts, and the Telephone Pioneers. He is survived by three sons, including Winfield A. Peterson III; five grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Hunter Peterson, whom he married 1946.