Peter R. Allen, 73, died at home Jan. 30, 2010.

He was born in New York City May 25, 1936, a son of Jeanne (Rodder) and John G. Allen.

Peter was a graduate of Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn. While at Tusculum, he was president of the freshman class and editor of the college newspaper. At Tusculum he met his future wife, Eugenia Einstein.

While raising their two sons, he and his wife taught in the Nyack, N.Y., school system for 29 years. Following a vacation to New England, they purchased a cottage in Bayside. After retirement, they moved to Yarmouth. In 2005 he moved to Belfast and for the past 10 years, Peter was a member of the Board of Overseers of the Northport Village Corporation. He served as chairman of the Safety Committee for several years, and was also an active member of the Belfast Rotary Club.

Peter was predeceased by his wife, Eugenia, and his elder son, Taylor.

He is survived by a son, Boyd; a sister, Maggie Kuehne, of Nyack, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Blair Einstein, and his wife, Maureen, of Bayside; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Einstein, and her daughter, Bailey Einstein, of DeLand, Fla.

It was a great comfort for Peter to have his son, Boyd, by his side for his last months.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the fight against ALS in honor of Peter Allen at: ALS, 10 Ferry St., Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301.