Peter Paul McTague

Peter Paul McTague

Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Aug 2015 (aged 68)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 151429858 · View Source
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Peter Paul McTague, 68, departed this life in his typical quiet, reserved style on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Colonel Norman Scott and Emelia Rutyna McTague; and older brother, Patrick Michael McTague.

He is survived by four sisters, two brothers, and many nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces.

Born September 22, 1946, in Lowell, Mass., his childhood years were spent in the nomadic life of a military family. Peter graduated from Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt, Germany and received a B.A. in History from College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. in 1968.

He devoted himself to a career around that which he loved so dearly, books. His passion for knowledge and the written word led him to careers in teaching and library science, working in Minnesota, Boston, Mass. and at John Tyler Community College in Chesterfield, Va. At JTCC, he formed many special friendships that have flourished and endured to this day. A voracious reader, an avid historian and a fanatic sports buff, he could hold court on these and countless other subjects.

Peter possessed a quick wit and seemingly boundless intelligence. He often related a serious story or fact, then deftly tweaked the implied gravitas with an unexpected punchline and followed the twist with his infectious laugh. In addition to his dry wit, love of classical trains and spectator sports, our brother had an uncanny gift of precise recall of family and historical events.

Peter had great empathy for others because of his gentle heart and soul. He was a very private individual who, in his unassuming way, exhibited great public compassion. He helped so many because he was a most kind, honorable, caring, humble and principled man. His family members are forever grateful for the depth of love and care to which he so selflessly provided our parents toward the end of their lives. "And of the two roads, he chose the road less traveled."

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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Paul McTague (22 Sep 1946–26 Aug 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 151429858, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) .