Aubrey Weymouth Peterson

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PETERSON--Aubrey Weymouth, 70, of East Hampton, New York, beloved husband of Elizabeth Telfer Harbison, father of Aubrey Hawley Peterson, Erik Baekeland Peterson and Oliver Weymouth Peterson and brother of Karen Peterson Earle. He died at home in East Hampton surrounded by his family. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. Born in Flushing, New York, the son of Arnold Hawley Peterson and Medora Weymouth Peterson, he attended Buckley Country Day School in Great Neck, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1955 and Yale University in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army reserve for six years. He was the grandson of Marie Peterson and Andrew Herman Peterson, who was captain of the racing schooner Atlantic that held the west to east record across the North Atlantic from 1905 to 2005, and of Alice Weymouth and Aubrey Weymouth, who was the structural engineer for many of the great New York City skyscrapers including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. He was a descendant of Frank Marion, the Revolutionary War Swamp Fox. He worked as a shipping broker in New York City for twenty years. In 1986, he moved with his children and former wife, Paula Minnick, to East Hampton where he became a real estate agent. In 1992 he joined Dunemere Associates, now Brown Harris Stevens. He was devoted to Phillips Exeter where he served in alumni positions as well as on the Board of Trustees as President of the Alumni Association. He treasured his education at Exeter and the friends he made there. He was a member of the Maidstone Club in East Hampton and the Yale Club of New York. He will be remembered for the love he gave to his family and friends, his gentle soul, high ethical standards, sense of humor, and independence. He played by the rules. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Aubrey William and Stella Sophia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 1pm, St. Luke's Church, East Hampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southampton Hospital Foundation, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 or Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Attention Dr. David Ryan, Mass General Hospital Development Office, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 .
Published in The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2008