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KNIPE--Peter Rolin, 75, died October 7, 2013 in Glendale, CA while visiting family. A longtime Princeton resident, he had lived in Skillman and Sea Girt in recent years. Born in New Haven, CT, he was the youngest son of James L. Knipe and Danielle Rolin Knipe. While he grew up in Princeton, NJ, he attended Princeton Country Day School. Later he would go onto to attend Andover, Yale University, and Yale Law School. Peter began his law career with a clerkship for a Federal Judge in Oregon. Peter's practice areas included business negotiations, entertainment law, administrative law and estate planning. Through these experiences, he was able to negotiate commercial, investment, film and book deals. He represented public boards of education, and did trial and appellate work. He also worked with local charities and had a role in the creation and operation of Children's Medical Relief International, while also working on projects to assist minority businesses. He was the author of two articles published in The Times of Trenton entitled "Vietnam: A Personal Journey," April 23, 1995 and "Change and Constancy in the Vietnam of Today," April 30, 1995. He also published, "Truth, Beauty and the IRS-Attorney Beware," 3NJL415, February 28, 1994 and co-authored, "Attorney Beware: Fair is Fair-Sometimes," May-June 1994 Issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the magazine. He is survived by his wife Nancy of Skillman, NJ; two sons, Peter of Bordentown, NJ, and Daniel of Fair Haven, NJ; a brother, James of San Bernardino, CA; and four grandchildren. Celebrations of his life will be held at a viewing on Sunday, October 13th from 2-5pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Route 35, Wall NJ, followed by a Funeral Mass on Monday, October 14th at 9:30am at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Sea Girt, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in honor of Peter R. Knipe to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, (formerly the RP Foundation). For more information or to send condolences, visit:

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Published in New York Times on Oct. 11, 2013.
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October 17, 2013
Our condolences to Nancy and the family for your loss.
Gary and Barbara Cave
October 14, 2013
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Ps. 34:17, 18 ~ Kim
October 11, 2013
Sorry to be so late with this, but I just found out today. As you know, Peter was one of a kind. That he was a terrific lawyer was obvious. Less so if you didn't know him he was a gentleman in be best sense of that word. He was a man of honor whose word was truly his bond. I benefited greatly from my association with him. Anyone who knew him well will miss him. And they will miss the unique way he could tell a story. I am sorry he slipped away so soon. Meg and I send our sincerest condolences to you Nancy. Dennis Helms
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