2008-09-10 / Obituaries

Dr. Peter Richter

Dr. Peter Richter, a long time resident of Garrison, and New York City, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2008. Dr. Richter was born on May 16, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Dr. Curt Paul Richter and Dr. Phyllis Greenacre. During World War II, Dr. Richter served as a Naval Pilot, receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of ensign.

Dr. Richter graduated from Yale University in 1946, and Cornell Medical School in 1950. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital. For almost 40 years, Dr. Richter practiced as a psychoanalyst in New York City. He was a member of the faculty of the New York Psychoanlytic Institute and also served as the institute's Vice President from 1975 to 1978, and chair of the Education Committee from 1972-1975.

Dr. Richter was an avid gardener, fisherman, golfer and woodworker. He leaves behind Patricia, his wife of 59 years, his sons Eric of Garrison, Peter of Garrison, and Curt of Helsinki, Finland. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, for whom he was a devoted grandfather. Arrangements entrusted to the E.O. Curry Funeral Home, Inc., Peekskill, (914) 737-0083.

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