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Peter W. Pfeiffer - Class Of 1943 VIEW PROFILE

Peter W. Pfeiffer

Peter Washington Pfeiffer passed away from heart failure on August 2, 2015. He was born January 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the youngest child and only son of Margaret Washington Pfeiffer and Benjamin Pfeiffer. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Frances Davis '35, Caroline Pfeiffer '38, and Margaret Ganssle '40.

The family drove west to California in 1929 and settled in South Pasadena and eventually San Marino. Peter graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1943 and then proudly served in the US Navy until he was honorably discharged in 1947 and then was reinstated in 1951 - 1952 for Officers' Training. He graduated from USC with honors in electrical engineering and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He raised his family in San Marino. An active Democrat, he registered new voters and fought for campaign finance limits.

Peter is survived by his wife Mavis, daughters, Cynthia and Cheryl, son, Peter; and grandchildren, Melody, Aryeh, Matan, and Tamar.

Contributed by daughter, Cynthia Pfeiffer

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