Peter Wiese
1935 - 2021
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Peter Wiese
Aug. 4, 2021
Peter Christian Wiese, age 86, of Marietta, GA, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2021. Prior to moving to Georgia in 2020 to be near one of his daughters, he lived in Stamford, CT and owned an investment management company in Westport, CT. He was born on June 14, 1935, in New York City, NY, to Otis and Josephine Wiese. He was the eldest of four children, Jeffrey, Linda, and Susan. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY, attended Phillips Andover Academy, and Princeton University where he was a member of the CAP and Gown Club and earned a B.A. in Economics.
Upon graduating in 1957, he married Virginia Carden Dorr and they had four children, Christiane, Virginia, Russell, and Peter III. He worked for Mobil Oil Company early in his career, which took his young family to Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France. When he returned to New York, his career changed to finance. He held officer positions in investment management and marketing at Merrill Lynch/White Weld & Co., and Oppenheimer & Co. He was also a Principal and Portfolio Manager of J. Bush & Co. Inc., a New York based investment firm founded by Jonathan Bush, brother of President George H. W. Bush. In 1994, Mr. Wiese founded Wiese Capital Management, Inc., an SEC registered investment advisory firm in Westport, CT, where he worked until he retired in 2020. He also had a keen interest in the arts where he co-produced two Broadway shows-The John Curry Ice Dancing Show and Marcel Marceau on Broadway. He had a passion for travelling and sports, which took him hiking in the Himalayas, skiing in the Alps, into the depths of the Amazon, and fishing with his brother in Montana. In addition, he extensively explored the US, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.
Peter Wiese is survived by his beloved children and their spouses, and grandchildren, Christiane and Kurt Wyckoff, Spencer, Carden and Virginia of Marietta, GA, Virginia and Doug Sesler, Russell and Julia of Bronxville, NY, Russell and Megan Wiese, Bryson, Owen and Caroline of New York, NY, and Peter and Deborah Wiese III, Hannah and Mason, of Reading, MA. and his ex-wife, Virginia Maxwell, of Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is also survived by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Christiane Wiese, of Oxnard, CA, and devoted cousins, George "Steve" and Lucy Lasher, of Katonah, NY and Jolee Lasher Cahill, of Myrtle Beach, SC. In addition, his brother-in-law, James Mullins, of Sun City, FL. as well as several nephews and nieces and dear friends. Peter was predeceased by his parents Otis and Josephine Wiese, and sisters, Linda Mullins, Jan. 2021, and Susan Wiese July 2002.
There will be a Celebration of Life service in Bronxville, NY in December, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Peter C. Wiese, may be made to the FSHD Society to support research and find a cure for FSHD Muscular Dystrophy, which afflicts his granddaughter, Carden Wyckoff.
FSHD Society
Department 960 P O Box 4106
Woburn, MA 01888
"We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life is rounded with a sleep."
-William Shakespeare
Published by Westport-News & Stamford Advocate on Aug. 23, 2021.
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So sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother and Father, Peter Wiese. In the late 1950´s I was Secretary to Otis Wiese at McCall´s Magazine. At that time, I met Peter as he would visit his father at the office. Please know that my prayers are for Peter and his family at this time. Peter was always pleasant and respectful when he visited Otis´s office. They called me Sally at that time. May Peter Rest In Peace and May you all find strength and peace at this time. God Bless! Sarah Ann LoFaso
Sarah Ann LoFaso
December 2, 2021
As a new member of the Princeton Class of 1957 Caring committee, and on behalf of myself personally, I extend our sincere sympathy to Peter Wiese's family. I saw Pete at college, of course, but also at some class reunions one the years, and at luncheon get-togethers in Connecticut with him and some other classmates. He was both a respected businessman and a well-liked classmate and will be greatly missed.
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October 11, 2021
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