Peter Bruce Schuyler
Peter Bruce Schuyler, 80, of Jericho, Vermont, died unexpectedly of natural causes on April 12, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 22, 1940, to Howard Sterling Schuyler and Lucy Marion Bloomer Schuyler. He grew up in the Schenectady, NY area. He received a BS degree in Physics from Bates College and afterward served four years in the Marine Corps, including one tour in Viet Nam. After leaving the Marine Corps, he received an MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University. He was married to Sonja Algren Schuyler in 1966, and they recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
They moved to Vermont in 1969 so that Peter could work at General Electric in Burlington. In 1988, he formed the environmental engineering and science consulting firm Griffin and in 2004 joined a partnership in the environmental science and engineering consulting firm, KAS. He retired completely from KAS in 2020.
Peter was an avid family man and outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, cycling, canoeing, and camping. He most enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a cat whisperer and fine gardener. He and Sonja led a 4-H Hiking group for many years and he was a member of Richmond Rescue when it was founded. They also enjoyed hosting foreign exchange students and exchange professionals for Project Harmony. Two of the exchange students, Oscar Mejia-Costaño and Yana Tamlyn, have become part of his family. After retirement he became a Guardian Ad Litem.
In addition to his wife, Sonja, he is survived by brothers J. Philip Schuyler and his wife Lois Schuyler of Tiverton, RI; Timothy James Schuyler of Mill Valley, CA; sisters Susan Walker and husband Jeff Walker of Sandy, UT; Sarah Schuyler of Ukiah, CA; sister-in-law Joanne Bowles of Bethesda, MD; son Andrew Schuyler and wife Sarah Ryan, of Colchester, VT; daughter Rebecca Holder and husband Timothy Holder, of Ballston Spa, NY; foster son Michael Potvin and wife April Potvin of Bangor, ME; grandchildren Emily Holder, Brian Holder, and Sophie Schuyler; the Mejia family of Culver, OR - Oscar, wife Maria-Antonia, children Maria and Uriel; the Tamlyn family of Shelburne, VT - Yana, husband Michael, daughter Maya; dear friend and business partner, Amy King of Jericho, VT; dear friends Terrence Grau, wife Marlene, daughter Amanda of Queens, NY; and nieces Cimarron Schuyler, Providence, RI; Jessica Walker, Salt Lake City, UT; and Lucy Walker, of Lafayette, CO; Christine Bowles, Reston, VA; and Caroline Bowles Stedman, Bethesda, MD.
The Memorial Service for Peter Schuyler will be on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 2 PM at Mills Riverside Park Pavilion.
Memorial donations may be made to Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington, VT, or Richmond Rescue. A celebration of his life will be held later this year when gatherings of family and friends will be possible.
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