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Pete MacVeagh

(Missouri & Balliol 1953) (14 February 1932 - 19 September 2022)

Pete MacVeagh

Pete MacVeagh passed away on September 19, 2022, at age 90.

Graduate of Webster Groves, Missouri, High School Class of 1949, received an academic scholarship to Harvard University, awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Master's Degree in History and Literature from Balliol College at Oxford University.

Served in the United States Army, going through Officer Candidate School "OCS", and was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He then worked for the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Price Waterhouse, studied at night school to earn his CPA, and enjoyed many years of consulting work in the Midwest. Was transferred to the Washington, D.C., office of Price Waterhouse to do international consulting, including consulting projects for the World Bank. His work carried him to Japan, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, and he enjoyed the interesting people he worked with and learning about their cultures. After retirement from Price Waterhouse, he and his son, Chip, worked on consulting with the goal of remediating coal mine land using agricultural waste to renovate the bare land. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Patricia, whom he adored throughout their entire marriage, and whom he thought about every day after her passing. He was an avid organic vegetable gardener, and enjoyed travel, walking and hiking outdoors, horseback riding, and reading. He had wide-ranging interests in books, and read about science, history, military history, and biographies.