Peter David Witt

Peter David Witt

In Remembrance
December 12, 1936 - June 25, 2024

Peter David Witt passed away on June 25th, 2024 in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan and survived by daughter Andrea Krivacka, her husband Patrick Krivacka, and grandson Ivan Krivacka of Hillsborough, NC; daughter Laura Witt and her husband Rick Green of Bellingham, Washington; brother Stephen Witt of Fort Wayne, Indiana; sister Karen Rich of Entiat, Washington, and several nieces and nephews.

Peter was born in Massachusetts; he grew up there and in Buffalo, New York.  He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and then Yale University.  Peter completed his master’s and PhD at Harvard University in Education in 1962. He was affiliated with Brandeis University as the Director of Education Program for 32 years.

Peter traveled extensively from a young age, and during his marriage to Joan. He enjoyed sports and for decades, was a season ticket holder at Fenway Park.  Peter loved music and was an accomplished pianist.  As a French horn player, he was a member of Brassworks Quintet, which played throughout the Boston area for over 20 years.  

After Peter and Joan relocated to Chapel Hill, NC, Peter continued to support the arts as a docent with the Ackland Art Museum. He also volunteered as a reading tutor with Chapel Hill schools. Peter was long active with the Unitarian Universalists, both in Newton, Mass. and Chapel Hill, NC.  He was a dear friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ACLU or Doctors Without Borders, organizations Peter long supported. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 6th, 11am at the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purfoy Road.