Sartin, Peter A.T.
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Dec. 7, 1945 - Oct. 20, 2012
Peter Alden Thomas Sartin passed away Saturday October 20, 2012 in Pasadena, CA. Born in Huntington, WV on December 7, 1945 to Sarah (Scaggs) Hatcher and Vernor Sartin, he grew up in Farmington, MI and graduated from Farmington High School in 1963. Peter received his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1967 before joining the Marine Corps. He then received his JD from the American University in 1973 in Washington DC and worked for the Department of Justice. After working in DC, he spent 18 years living with his family in Dallas, TX where he practiced with the firm Thompson Coe Cousins and Irons LLP before starting his own practice in 1996. Peter moved to Pasadena, CA in 2000 and continued his legal practice while pursuing various passions, including being on the board of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, involvement with the Sierra Club, collecting Asian antiquities, growing orchids, and being an incredible husband, father and friend. His relentless generosity, contagious sense of humor and boundless drive to turn every event in life, good or bad, into an "adventure" will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Hatcher, step-father Kenneth Hatcher, and father Vernor Sartin. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Fairbanks, his two children Paul and Elizabeth, his brothers David and Ronald and his ex-wife Linda. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to The Cancer Research Institute would help benefit the search for a cure for cancer.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 4, 2012