Gloucester, Va. Peter Scott Keene of Gloucester, Va., passed away on April 16, 2008, with his family and friends by his side.
He was born May 10, 1940 in Glens Falls, N.Y. to Burt Moran and Evelyn Buckley Keene.
Peter graduated from Glens Falls High School, Class of 1958 and attended the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He graduated from the University of Maine, Class of 1964, where he was a member of Phi Eta Kappa fraternity. After graduation from O.C.S., he was an officer in the United States Navy, stationed on Midway Island.
Peter started his sales management career with WESTVACO pulp and paper company in NYC. He then became a top salesman with IZOD and Timberland, specializing in men's fine clothing worldwide. He was awarded Salesman of the Year and other company honors in this position, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Peter was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his sisters, Susan Keene Morse and her husband, Phillip, of Lake George, N.Y. and Nancy Keene MacBride and her husband, Mac, of Yarmouth, Maine; and his brother, Burt Moran Keene Jr. and his wife, Shelley, of Middle Granville, N.Y.
Peter thoroughly enjoyed, entertained and was beloved by his seven nieces: Katherine Morse Morris (Lonnie) of Barrington, R.I., Sheeley Morse Spring (Tyler) of Concord, Mass., Lindsey Morse Merrill (Rob) of Hingham, Mass., Karlyn Keene MacBride of Brookline, Mass., Jennifer Lowell MacBride of Portland, Maine, Lauren Leighton Keene of Boston, Mass., and Haley Moran Keene of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also survived by two aunts and many cousins.
Peter will always be remembered for his impeccable taste, witty personality and sense of style. His love of Drakes Island, Maine, and lobster was well-known and, like his dad, he was a faithful Red Sox fan. Peter has left all who knew him with a unique memory and a smile when recalling it. Peter never complained during his long battle against cancer.
If one wishes, please make a donation to your local of hospice chapter in his memory.
A private service will be held by the family.
This obituary was originally published in the Post Star.