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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.




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