Peter A. Darling of Stratham, N.H., and Chilmark died on March 19, 2014, at the age of 85. He was the son of A. Graeme and Julia (Crump) Darling of Schenectady, N.Y.
Pete was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather to his family: his wife of 57 years, Odila (Della) S. Darling; his daughter Susan and her husband, Michael Greeley, of Foxboro; his sons Scott and his wife, Linda Darling, of Downingtown, Penn., and Peter Darling Jr. of Woburn; and his grandchildren Brendan, Tara and Mary Greeley and Kyle and Austin Darling.
Pete was a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Colgate University. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953. After his service, he worked for Scott Paper Co. for 34 years in Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Maine.
Windway, in Chilmark, has been his home since 1941 after summering in various towns on the Island since 1934. Pete’s love for fishing and pride for maintaining the history of Martha’s Vineyard has been passed onto his children and grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Martha’s Vineyard this summer. In lieu of flowers, Pete would want you to call your family and tell them you love them.