Desrochers, Peter B. CLIFTON PARK Peter B. Desrochers, 61, passed away suddenly, at home, on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Peter was a wonderful husband, father, man and humanitarian spirit who could not be subdued. He was born on March 28, 1951 in Torrington, Conn., and was the beloved husband for 33 years of Sharon (Seiler) Desrochers and the devoted father of Matthew, Jared, Jesse and Brian. Along with his wife and sons, he is survived by his parents, Mildred and Andrew Desrochers of Thomaston, Conn.; eight brothers, Paul, Tom, Dan, Phil, Steve, Rich, Carl and John; three sisters, Cathy, Carol and Therese; and his mother-in-law, Ruth Seiler of Venice, Fla. Peter received his A.S. from Northwestern Community College, a B.S. in environmental science, math and chemistry from Quinnipiac University and his MSE from RPI. He was employed by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York as an environmental engineer. He was a champion of the environment his entire life, an avid outdoorsman, an N.Y.S. Guide and a fan of everything science fiction. His outdoor adventures included hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, hiking the 100 highest peaks in the Adirondacks, summer and winter 46'ing, hiking the Northville-Placid Trail and he was six peaks short of completing the Catskill 100. He was also an avid canoeist, kayaker, cross-country skier and runner. At age 60, he decided he could run a marathon and ran two in the past year with a third planned. He was actively involved in leadership roles in Boy Scout Troop 42 and Cub Scout Pack 6 for 20 years, coaching all four of his sons to Eagle Scout and actively supporting hundreds of Scouts with their Scouting goal. He supported numerous professional organizations and was very active in the Air and Waste Management Society. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He mentored college students and offered support, encouragement and enthusiasm for their pursuits in the field of environmental studies. A celebration of Peter's life service will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park. Family and friends may gather for calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the service. Peter will be missed greatly by all who had the good fortune to know and love him. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to the ADK or the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Emerick Funeral Home.