From The Olio

Sill PETER LEWIS SILL
8702 Monmouth Ave, Margate, New Jersey
Prepared at Atlantic City High School
Philosopy and Political Science,
Psi Upsilon, Pledge Master,
Football 1, Golf 1
Amherst Review, Editor, Blood Drive Committee,
Debate Council, IRO, Literary Magazine
Masquers, New Bureau WAMF
Hillel
Deceased April 2, 2019


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In Memory

Peter Sill died on April 2, 2019. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years. .

Pete was born in New Rochelle NY on May 15, 1940, and graduated from Atlantic City High School in New Jersey. He roomed with Dick Nugent and Bob Cook freshman year and eventually joined Psi Upsilon. After graduation, he went straight to Harvard Law School. While at Harvard he attended a mixer at Harkness Commons and had the good fortune to meet Marcia Harriet Joslyn, who became his wife of 53 years..

After obtaining a master's degree in taxation from NYU in 1967, Pete worked for Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft from 1965 to 1971. The family then moved to Seattle, where Pete first worked in the law department and then as a corporate executive in mergers and acquisitions at Weyerhauser. After retirement he started a company to do mergers and acquisitions for small companies. He also worked as a volunteer on the advisory board of the Seattle Metropolitan Improvement District, was a volunteer mediator for the Dispute Resolution Center of King County and worked with the Family Law CASA and as a FINRA arbitrator. If that wasn't enough, he also volunteered as a coach and referee/umpire for youth soccer/baseball..

Pete was devoted to his family: wife Marcia, daughter Jennifer, son Randolph, their children and his extended family. He was also an avid reader, gardener, sailor, golfer, traveler, and loved spending time at the family's beach house on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. He wrote poems, and for many years wrote a sonnet to Marcia on their wedding anniversary. He also enjoyed a cold beer..

Pete had a wonderfully quirky sense of humor. He also had a lifelong interest in the theatre both as actor and audience and appeared in over 25 plays in local Seattle theatres.

---Robert Cook '62