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DE ROETTH, Peter Imre Peter Imre de Roetth passed away peacefully on October 16th at the age of 91. A respected investment adviser, Peter was described by those who knew him as generous, eternally optimistic, intellectually curious, and devoted to family, the outdoors, and the life of the mind. Peter was born in Budapest, Hungary, to Andrew and Mária de Roetth. After immigrating with his family to Spokane, WA in 1939, he earned degrees from Gonzaga Prep, Princeton University, and Harvard Law School. Drafted into the Army in 1953, Peter served in France and Germany. In 1963, Peter founded a portfolio management business, Account Management, which he led for over 50 years, focusing on investments in small companies and private ventures. Peter met his wife Elisabeth "Lisa" Young de Roetth (1933-2008) through mutual friends in Boston; their first date was skiing Tuckerman Ravine in New Hampshire's White Mountains. They married in 1959 and raised three children together: Christopher, Elisabeth, and Louisa. With his family, Peter enjoyed sailing, skiing, traveling in Europe, horseback riding in Montana, and building trails in the woods around Wellswood Farm in New Boston, NH. He read voraciously, sang beautifully, danced well, wrote witty poems and philosophical musings, and listened attentively, always open to new people and experiences. Ever active and playful, Peter was known for riding his scooter through the streets of Boston, and virtually never missing a day at the gym. Peter served on the boards of organizations he cared about: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Discovering Justice, and several corporations, most recently Nano-C. Peter will be profoundly missed by all who knew him. He leaves his son, Christopher de Roetth and daughter-in-law, Birte of Duxbury, MA and their children, Louisa and Alexander; daughter, Elisabeth Abbe and son-in-law, Dudley of Andover, MA and their children, Hannah and Peter; daughter, Louisa Burdette and son-in-law, Todd of Hopkinton, NH and their children, Olivia and Spencer. Interment will be at a later date in New Boston, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, N.E. Chapter, 72 River Park St., Needham Heights, MA 02494. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of CONCORD. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family of Peter I. de Roetth.

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My sympathy and prayers are with all the De Roetth family. I met Peter shortly after he started Account Mgmt. and he's been a friend for years and years. Peter was a member of the Downtown Discussion Club for most of it's 30 year existence involving scores of portfolio managers from the Boston investment community. Possessed of great wisdom and a charming personality he was very highly respected by all these heavyweights. He found his niche and did superior work in exploring lesser known and smaller companies.. Among the dozens and dozens of portfolio managers I've known he is one of a handful whom I would class as "original thinkers". He was a great guy and will be missed. Unfortunately we're losing many of these old warriors as time catches up with all of us. Great memories! God rest his soul.
Bob Johnson
October 26, 2020
Mr. De Roetthe,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe during the Cold War. Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow Servicemen stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
October 23, 2020
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