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In Memory of

Peter K. Leather

November 9, 1925 - October 12, 2016

Obituary


Peter Knowles Leather of Eastham, MA passed away on October 12, 2016 at Wingate at Brewster Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1925, the first born of Percy Knowles Leather and Conchita (Morcillo) Leather. He graduated from Syracuse University, where he met his wife Jeanne Lowry Leather, in 1948 with a BA in Electrical Engineering. After a tour in the US Navy, serving during WWII in the Pacific Theatre, he worked for 40 years in the Aeronautics Industry, designing and testing apparatus for research on planes and missile systems...

Peter Knowles Leather of Eastham, MA passed away on October 12, 2016 at Wingate at Brewster Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1925, the first born of Percy Knowles Leather and Conchita (Morcillo) Leather. He graduated from Syracuse University, where he met his wife Jeanne Lowry Leather, in 1948 with a BA in Electrical Engineering. After a tour in the US Navy, serving during WWII in the Pacific Theatre, he worked for 40 years in the Aeronautics Industry, designing and testing apparatus for research on planes and missile systems with the General Precision Laboratories and Keerfott Co (BAE).

In 1988, he and his wife, Jeanne, retired from Katonah, NY to Eastham, where he raised sheep, providing daily weather reports to the National Weather Service, Taunton, MA. He also taught classes for youth and adults in ham and short wave radio.

He is survived by sons Paul Leather of Concord, NH, daughter Susan O'Hara and husband Thomas O'Hara of Eastham, and son Bryan Leather of Wisconsin; brothers Dr. Robert Leather of Albany, NY and John Leather of Brewster, NY; grandchildren Kaia Schwartz and husband Pete Schwartz of Washington DC, Peter O'Hara of Boston, Kristin O'Hara of Mashpee, Caitlin O'Hara of Brewster, and Sarah, Dylan and Ian Leather of Wisconsin; as well as grand-children Lola and Charles Schwartz.

Friends and relatives are invited to a viewing at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 17th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Route 6, Wellfleet, MA 02667, followed by a Mass in remembrance at 11:00 AM. The interment will be held immediately after at Evergreen Cemetery in Eastham, followed by a collation at the Elks Lodge in Eastham.

For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com