Died on Monday, January 13, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA, at the age of 72. Born August 13, 1941 to the late Florence Willock Veeder and James Marshall Veeder in Pittsburgh. Graduated from St. Edmund's Academy (Class of 1955-first graduating class), St. Mark's School of Southboro, Mass (Class of 1959), Princeton University (Class of 1963), and University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Class of 1966). Pete worked in the law department of United States Steel Corporation from 1966 to 1970. In 1970, he joined the law firm of Thorp, Reed and Armstrong as an associate lawyer, becoming a partner in 1974. He opened the firm's Washington Office in the mid 1970s and was managing partner until the early 1980s, when he was elected to the firm's Executive Committee for several terms. His specialty was environmental law starting in this area of practice in 1970 and was listed in "Best Lawyers in America" (peer selection only) for over ten years. He was a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Bar associations. He served as a trustee of several nonprofit organizations, including St. Edmund's Academy, Visiting Nurses Association, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and for the last eight years, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Art. In all of these organizations and others, he was an active fundraiser, winning the 2005 Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western PA Chapter. He was a member of The Pittsburgh Golf Club, The Duquesne Club, The Allegheny H.Y.P. Club, the Rolling Rock Club, and the Princeton Club of New York. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sybil Pickett Veeder; and three children, Sybil (Ed) Wilson of Burlington, NC, Hillary Dietz of Doylestown, PA, and Gerrit (Cristie) Veeder of Darien, CT; and seven grandchildren; he is also survived by his brother, James Marshall Veeder, Jr. of Brevard, NC. Friends will be received JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com, 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday 4-7 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday at 11a.m. The family suggests contributions to the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Attention: D.F. Ellenberg or St. Edmund's Academy, 5705 Darlington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2014