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Stern, Peter Richard[1]

Male 1940 - 2017  (76 years)


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  • Name Stern, Peter Richard  [2, 3, 4
    Born 24 May 1940  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Gender Male 
    _UID E1A52C48D7C24446AB8EB1103B90F5835A0C 
    Died 21 Mar 2017  [4
    Person ID I9812  My Family Tree | Weiss Lang Family Branch, Descendants of Meier May & Caroline Lang
    Last Modified 28 May 2020 

    Father Stern, William,   b. 1 Jul 1907, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1971, Rye, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother May, Harriet P.,   b. 1 Nov 1914, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 2006, Rye, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1937  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F2624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stock, Ellen 
    Children 
     1. Stern, Charles B.
     2. Stern, Katherine M.
    Last Modified 28 May 2020 
    Family ID F9574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PETER RICHARD STERN
      Born: May 24, 1940
      Died: March 21, 2017

      Peter Richard Stern was born in New York City, son of Harriet and Bill Stern. His father was the well-known radio sportscaster. When he was 9, the family moved to Purchase, N.Y. Peter prepared for Yale at Lawrenceville School.

      At Yale Peter was a member of Saybrook and majored in Drama. Theatre and art were his passions in life, and he immersed himself in those passions as an undergraduate. He was stage manager for Drama School productions, ushered at the Shubert in New Haven, was on the board of "On the Fence with '62" and was art and feature editor of the Yale Record. Peter also was an artist for several Yale fraternities and the Dwight Hall lecture series. He served on our senior class book staff.

      Peter was a ranking scholar and on Dean's List.

      He and his wife, the former Ellen Stock, met at a Yale football game in 1960. They married in 1975 and had been married for 42 years when Peter died. He is survived by Ellen and their 2 children Charles, now 38, a freelance writer and composer, and Katie, now 33.

      Peter was a production stage manager for more than 15 shows on Broadway including the original 1776, Enter Laughing and Little Me. He coordinated an original cast performance at the White House for then president Nixon. In addition he stage managed several TV shows including the soap "Ryan's Hope." Peter also worked freelance for ABC news programs in Washington including for Ted Koppel.

      Peter wrote and illustrated 3 children's books including Max the Dragon which was subsequently adapted for the stage by The Little Theatre of the Deaf. He enjoyed painting caricatures of famous portraits and had an exhibition of his art in Manhattan in 1974.

      In addition to his widow and children, Peter is survived by his sister Patricia Mulcahy of San Diego. He was predeceased by his parents and another sister, Mary Stern Wiehe.


  • Sources 
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    4. [S1060] Obituary, for peter (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1968] New York City, Births, 1910-1965, ancestry.com.

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