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CRONKITE--Peter Reilly

Rush, 22, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Waterville, ME. He took his own life. Peter was to have graduated from Colby College, as a Classics major, in May. Peter was graduated from St. Bernard's School in Manhattan and Horace Mann School in the Bronx. Peter was Sports Editor of the Colby Echo and co-captain of the Colby rugby team. His life on teams in school and area hockey leagues as a goalie was a great happiness in his life. As a Classics major he spent one summer course studying in Greece and another on an ancheological dig in Ostia, Italy. He was slated to receive the Foster Prize for excellence in his major. Last summer he worked for his beloved Mets team at Citi Field. He also worked during the 2012 Olympics for Sports Illustrated. Peter enjoyed tutoring at the Colby Writing Center for the past two years and coached youth hockey. Peter, an avid film enthusiast, was the voice of Dennis the Menace for an animated movie when he was nine years old. He will be missed by his many Martha's Vineyard friends. Peter is survived by his parents, Deborah Rush and Chip Cronkite, and his brother Walter Cronkite lV. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 2, 11am, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Colby College Men's Rugby Team.

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 28, 2015
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