Frederick M. Peyser Jr.
MONKTON — Frederick M. Peyser Jr., 82, died unexpectedly on July 21, 2008, at his home in Monkton. He was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Frederick Maurice Peyser and Catherine McKelvey Peyser. He also had a home in Vero Beach, Fla.
As a young man growing up in New York City he attended Friends Seminary and Xavier Military School and graduated from Great Neck High School in 1944.
He served with distinction in the 100th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, where he received a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant in World War II, making him the youngest officer in the European Theater at that time. His service was recognized with a bronze star and he was the recipient of a purple heart.
Following the war, he attended Williams College where he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude.
As partner in the firm of Hallgarten & Co., he headed the London, Brussels and Geneva offices.
He later became managing partner of the entire firm. He was also CEO of Gruen and Co., a Swiss watch manufacturer, as well as River Processing Inc., and established his own financial consulting firm, Peyser Corporation. He served on the board of directors of The Dorsey Corporation, University Patents and Pargas,among others.
After raising his family in Oyster Bay, N.Y., he retired to the family’s home, Beaverdam Farms, in Monkton, where he enjoyed spending time in nature and sought to protect the natural environment of Vermont through advocacy and philanthropy.
Following retirement, he was actively involved in local Vermont organizations and activities, most notably leading charges against the expansion of high voltage power lines and a gas pipeline in the Champlain Valley. In Florida, he actively supported the arts and Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Fellsmere.
He also established a number of innovative art prizes to encourage young painters at colleges around the country. He always fought for what he thought was best for his family and the community.
He is survived by his wife, L. Selina Peyser; his children, Frederick M. Peyser III of Underhill Center, Leslie Peyser Black of Kimberton, Pa., Selina Peyser Lamb of Great Barrington, Mass., Gregory O. Peyser of Weehawken, N.J., Melanie C. Peyser of Washington, D.C., and Hagen H. Peyser of Carmel Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Peyser Gibbons and family of Hartford, Conn.
A memorial mass was held on Friday July 25, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Charlotte.
Sidney Edward Euber
BRATTLEBORO — Sidney Edward Euber, 60, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Brattleboro. He was born in Leicester on March 2, 1948, the son of Philip Wallace and Marguerite (Parker) Euber Sr.
He received his education in local Leicester schools. He was a self-employed scrap metal dealer all his life. He moved to Brattleboro in 1991, and was forced to retire due to illness in 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Euber, of Forestville, Md., two daughters, Rachel Euber of Forestville, Md., and Rebecca Euber Botala of Burlington; one brother, Philip “Joe” Euber Jr. of Brandon; a sister, Frances Allaire of Rutland; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service was held on Friday, July 25, at the Forestdale Wesleyan Church. The Rev. John McDonald, Pastor officiated. The graveside committal service and burial followed in the family plot at Forestdale Cemetery.