Peter Eisenhart Baxter (1957 - 2018)

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TELL CITY – Peter Eisenhart Baxter, 60, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, surrounded by family. Originally from Cincinnati, Peter was living in Tell City with his wife, Lois Baxter.
Pete, as he was known affectionately to many, was born on Dec. 25, 1957, and raised in Wyoming, Ohio, by parents Donald and Nancy Baxter. He grew up with siblings Susan and Andy Baxter and attended Wyoming City Schools through 10th grade. Pete finished high school at Northfield Mount Hermon Preparatory School in Massachusetts and went on to graduate with a B.A. in Art History and Political Science from Colgate University, a proud member of the class of 1981 and much-beloved brother of ATO.
Peter was an avid skier throughout his entire life and was probably at his happiest on the slopes. He was a fearless jumper for the ski teams at both NMH and Colgate. His love of skiing may have only been rivaled by his love of canoeing, which he developed over summers as a camper at Camp Voyageur in Minnesota. He was a country boy with an appreciation for city life and spent his twenties living in New York City where he eventually met his first wife, Meegan Baxter.
He had a curly mop of black hair and a mischievous and gentle grin up until the day he died. He spoke fondly of his time studying abroad in Yugoslavia and had an appreciation for concrete, horseback riding, bemoaning the Bengals ("Bungals") and freshly baked bread. In his later years, he was most content spending time with his wife, Lois, and their dogs at their campsite on the Ohio River, or when debating politics with his two daughters, Courtney Baxter (29) and Catherine Baxter (27).
He never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, daughters, stepson, first wife, parents, siblings, cousins and a dedicated community of friends. We hope our paths cross again. Until then, happy trails.
In Cincinnati, a memorial will be on Tuesday, July 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. At 6 p.m., there will be a small program with words of remembrance.
In Tell City there will be another celebration of Peter's life on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Colgate Fund or The Wyoming School Foundation – two institutions that educated and shaped Peter throughout his life.
Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati.
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Published in Perry County News on Aug. 2, 2018