Peter was born on December 25, 1929 in Nice, France. At the age of 4 he moved to New York, his mother’s home state. His teaching career started in Pennsylvania and later moved to Tucson, AZ, where he got his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Arizona. He maintained a home in Tucson for the rest of his life.
His first DoDDS assignment was in 1959 at Sicily High School in Sigonella. After a year there, he spent a year at Bitburg HS in Germany and then on to Dreux High School in France. In 1965, he transferred to Vicenza HS, Italy. He remained there with his wife Detelina and children until he retired in 1994 when he moved back to Tucson.
While in Vicenza he originated a students’ radio station, an American history museum and a museum on aviation.
During the 70’s he collaborated with the Jones-Hopkins Center for Postgraduate International Studies in Bologna, Italy. Most remarkable remain the interviews Peter did with prestigious professors and political personalities from all over the world who were associated with the Center such as : Lord Robin, UK minister of Education; the famous French professors and political commentators Durosell, Pierre Hesner, and Hatot; and Italian professors and politicians Mazzini and Pietro Ingrau.
Peter passed away from complications with pneumonia in September, 2009, at his home in Tucson.