Peter A. Steucek, age 61, of Rye, N.H., died Thursday, July 12, 2012 of cancer.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., on March 26, 1951 and was a resident of Rye, N.H., and Newry/Bethel, Maine. He attended Wethersfield High School and the Hart College of Music in Hartford, Conn.
Peter was a passionate musician, teaching music in the Portsmouth School District for 35 years. He was a leader in the Memorial Bridge All Stars Band and played in the Seacoast Big Band entertaining people around New England for 22 years. Peter’s love of music inspired many of his students to pursue a career in music. He touched many lives and will be missed by all.
Peter’s other passions were traveling and skiing with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Beth; his daughter, Izzy, an outstanding student and athlete; his mother, brother, sister and 13 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Peter requested that donations be made to Project Safety Association, P.O. Box 4345, Portsmouth, NH 03802-4345.
A celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, N.H.