Posted November 1, 2007

Peter Luce

Peter Hillman Luce died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on Oct. 25. He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Ian; daughter, Abigail; brother, John; one grandchild, Niomi; and many friends.

Peter was born in Boston on Nov. 23, 1938. He graduated from Brown University in Northfield, Vt., and received a master of arts from Brown University. He had a long public service career in San Francisco, Calif. In addition to his family, he had an abiding and deep love for theatre. Peter was an accomplished actor and director. He retired to his family home in Martha's Vineyard in the late 1990s and became active with the Tisbury Senior Center, leading a play reading group, and performed at the Vineyard Playhouse. He was also a member of the Vineyard Peace Council and initiated the youth scholarship program. He will be greatly missed by the people who knew him and loved him and whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Vineyard Peace Council, RR Box 351-A, Edgartown, MA 02539, especially for peace scholarships.

Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, at 11 am at 14 Pine Street in Vineyard Haven, and burial of his cremains will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery on State Road in Vineyard Haven.