Record Observer

Peter Darby Abbott


CENTREVILL­E — Peter Abbott died at Anne Arundel Medical Center of natural causes. His mother was Muriel Ann Darby and father was Lenwood Ballard Abbott. He had one brother, Michael Abbott. Peter attended Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He married Dorothea Victoria Morgan Abbott on August 20, 1971. Peter has an undergradu­ate degree in Production Management from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard. He ser ved in the United States Navy for 20 years retiring in 1979. After retirement from the Navy, Peter worked for Booz Allen in Crystal City, Virginia. He was recruited by Marla Internatio­nal as an executive search consultant before starting an environmen­tal company, Cleanfuels, in 1986 followed by his own executive search company, The Abbott Group, in 1988. His hobbies were boating and fishing. He used to say any day on the water was a good day. He was President for the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishe­rman’s Associatio­n (MSSA)

Scholarshi­p Foundation establishe­d by Bill Huppert.

Peter was a natural storytelle­r and never met a stranger. He loved people and was a mentor to many. His time serving in the Navy was the source of many of his sea stories.

He is survived by his wife Dorothea Victoria Abbott, his son John Gregory Abbott, daughter Sarah Morgan Abbott Biss and granddaugh­ter Katherine Morgan Biss.

Funeral Arrangemen­ts are private. Thank you to all the people that knew and loved Peter and to all the doctors and nurses that cared for him at AAMC.

He loved life.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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