Peter R.L. Sexton
HOPE -- Peter Richard Lord Sexton died on Dec. 8, 2012, at home in Hope after a brief illness.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 30, 1942, he was the son of Richard H.L. and Joan F.N. (Blake) Sexton. He was a graduate of Chestnut Hill Academy and the University of Pennsylvania where he received a degree in architecture.
In 1963, Peter married Esther Emlen Page and they settled in Philadelphia where Peter worked for the architecture firm of Hatfield, Martin and White. He was part of the team that designed the state-of-the-art reptile house at the Philadelphia Zoo. He later worked for Benjamin Martin Assoc.
In 1973 he moved with his family to Camden where he started Maine Technical Industries, Inc. with his life-long friend Sam Tibbetts. He and his wife later owned Coastal Data, Inc. He was a life-long inventor, uniquely creative thinker, raconteur, and a true gentleman.
Peter's memberships included the Megunticook Golf Club, Camden Yacht Club, Rittenhouse Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cricket Club, and Wissahicken Skating Club of Philadelphia.
He served on the Planning Board for the Town of Hope; was a trustee of The Community School in Camden and Mid- Coast Mental Health. He was also a member of several non-profit organizations in Philadelphia.
Peter is survived by his wife of 49 years, Esther Page Sexton; his sister Felicity Bowditch and her husband Jim of Camden; daughters, Elizabeth Klebe and her husband Kurt of Falmouth, Catherine Sexton and her husband Jeffrey Walker of Falmouth, Mary Unruh and her husband Chuck of Carlisle, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Ben and Nate Klebe, Sam, Tom and Will Walker, Sarah, Emily and Anna Unruh; sister-in-law Cary Page of Takoma Park, Md., brother- in-law Shippen Page and his wife Anne St. Goar of Cambridge, Mass.; AFS son Douglas Graham and his family of New York City; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St., Camden, with the Rev. Kevin Pleas officiating. A reception at the church will follow. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Sexton family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com
. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
The family suggests memorial
contributions in Peter's
memory be made to:
The Community School of Camden
79 Washington St.
Camden, Maine 04843 or Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health
Care and Hospice
169 Pleasant St.
Rockland, Maine 04841
Peter R.L. Sexton