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Peter Wolcott Schoch

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 20 Dec 2016 (aged 82)
Oneonta, Otsego County, New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 175480184 · View Source
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Mr. Schoch, passed away at Fox Hospital in Oneonta with his family with him nearly to the end.

He is survived by three children of Paris, France, Colorado Springs and Hancock, NY; as well as three grandchildren.

His family moved to Hamden CT in the late 1940s, where he met his wife of 57 years, Patricia Joy Blakeslee in high school. They were married in December 1955 after he served four years in the Navy during the Korean War.

The couple moved to Oneonta, NY where he received a BA at Hartwick College. They returned to Connecticut, Greenwich and Stamford, where they began raising a family while he worked for the YMCA and later for Tidewater Oil.

In 1969, they moved to Cazenovia, NY where he took a job at the college as development officer. In 1973, he moved the family to Western Maryland to take a similar position with Frostburg State College and later joined Salem College in West Virginia as vice-president for development.

He and is wife then decided to strike out on their own to run a B&B in hopes of having more time to enjoy cross-country skiing and fishing in his beloved Adirondacks, which eventually led them to buying the Pine Tree Inn in North Hudson in 1983. There he also coordinated the Essex County DWI program for several years and was active with the NH volunteer fire department, where he was instrumental in raising money to build the present firehouse.

The couple ran the Pine Tree Inn until retiring in 2003, at which time they moved to Schroon Lake. Both were members of the Community Church and active volunteers at the Food Pantry. He was an avid gardener and golfer as well. After Pat's untimely death in May 2012, the children encouraged him to move to an independent living facility in Oneonta NY to be closer to his son.

He was a hard-working, caring father and husband, a principled man with an outer crust but a loving soul. He always sought the best for his family, the educational institutions where he worked, the inns he managed and the communities he lived in.

A small memorial service is being planned for late April. Time and place to be announced via the Community Church in Schroon Lake.


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  • Created by: MissDebra
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175480184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Wolcott Schoch (29 Oct 1934–20 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175480184, ; Maintained by MissDebra (contributor 48582090) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.