RIP Peter G. Merrett : 1929 - 2014

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From the Post-Star:

QUEENSBURY and SCHROON LAKE -- Peter G. Merrett, 84, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born Oct. 24, 1929, in Berlin, Germany, he was the son of the late Edgar P. and Helene (Wiesenthal) Merrett.

Peter graduated from City College of New York and served in the U.S. Army as a corporal from 1951 to 1953. He was employed as head of marketing for Photovolt Corp. until the founding of his own business, PEM Science.

He enjoyed spending time at his summer home on Schroon Lake, traveling with his wife and spending time with children and grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by one son, Gary Merrett; and two sisters, Eva Friedman and Angelica Meyer.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Elisabeth (Graff) Merrett of Queensbury and Schroon Lake. He is lovingly remembered by his three children, Valerie (Thomas) Renart of Irvington, New York, Geoffrey (Rebecca) Merrett of North River and Vivienne (Robert )Frederick of Chestertown; seven grandchildren, Kerry Bush, Samuel Fisk, Robert Frederick, Maggie Fisk, Sarah Fisk, Melissa Frederick and Daniel Fisk; one niece, Helen Friedman; and one nephew, Edgar Friedman.

Services will be private with a memorial celebration of Peter’s life to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hill, MA 02481 or go online to .

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barton-McDermott Funeral Home Inc., 9 Pine St., Chestertown, NY 12817.