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J. Peter Harvey

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VALATIE, N.Y. -- J. Peter Harvey, 68, of Valatie, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 at his home. Born in Bennington, Vt., he was the son of the late John R. and the late Mary Ellen (Forrest) Harvey and the husband of Dorothy (Ramroth) Harvey. Mr. Harvey was a graduate of the Bennington High School. He then graduated from St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt. and entered the U.S. Army in Fort Drumm.

After serving, he became an independent insurance agent. He was associated in 1972 with the Kleeber Agency in Valatie where he became their president, retiring in 1996. He was a director of the National Union Bank of Kinderhook and the Berkshire Telephone Company in Kinderhook. He was a member of the Kinderhook Sportsman Club, the Kinderhook Elks, the Winding Brook Country Club in Valatie, the Little Squaw Hunt Club and the Catholic Charity Services. Besides his wife, Peter is also survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Nunnery (Michael) of North Kingstown, R.I.; two sons, Peter J. Harvey (Jennifer) of Valatie and Michael Harvey (Karen) of Brainord, Minn.; a sister, Mary Ellen Farkas of Pittsfield, Mass.; two brothers, Robert and Charles Harvey, both of Bennington; his grandchildren, Jake Harvey and Lindsay, Lukas, Bethany, Lily, and Ruby Nunnery; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday at noon in St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie, with the Rev. John Molyn officiating. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.

Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Rt. 9, Valatie, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 12, 2006
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