Peter Aczel, 91, of Quakertown, died peacefully at home on June 22, 2017, with family by his side. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he emigrated to the USA in 1939, originally residing in Bronxville and then Mount Vernon, NY. Peter served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII (1945-47) and received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1949. For over 20 years, he was an executive at numerous high profile advertising agencies on New York's Madison Avenue. Among many achievements, he conceived the well-known "Four Hands" symbol/logo for the Oppenheimer Fund. In 1977, Peter created The Audio Critic, an objectivist and purist magazine on hi-fi sound production and equipment. He was a lifetime member of the Audio Engineering Society. The Audio Critic, with Peter as sole Editor and Publisher, continued in print and then online with devoted readership until 2015. He and his wife were passionate dog fanciers, and members of The American Bullmastiff Association, Border Terrier Club of America, and The Lehigh Valley Kennel Club. In 1988, Peter moved to Quakertown and grew to love the area, becoming, in his words, "a staunch Pennsylvanian". Survivors: He is survived by his beloved wife, Bodil, sons Eric and Thomas, and daughter-in-law Michele. Services: A private burial service will be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on June 28. A memorial event will be announced at a later date. The C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown is in charge of the arrangements. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation to the GBS/CIDP Foundation International would be appreciated.
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Published in Morning Call on Jun. 25, 2017.