May 18, 2013, in Rochester, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Didget Waasdorp; Jennifer Waasdorp Rouin, Philip Waasdorp, Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, children with his first wife, Anne Barden Waasdorp; stepchildren Carol Didget Pomfret and Gay Didget Follansbee; 10 grandchildren; and his sister, Sally Kaplan. He was predeceased by his son, Geoffrey Waasdorp.
Peter grew up in Brighton attending Brighton schools. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester and the Simon School of Business. After his 25-year career in marketing for Xerox, he became an executive professor at the Simon School. While Peter raised his family in Rochester, he served as elder at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, board chair for Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, chair of Strong Children's Fund, trustee for Mt. Hope Family Center, and member of Rochester Bonsai Society. In 2010, Peter retired to his home on Chautauqua Lake.
A memorial service will be held on Aug. 26, 11 a.m. at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 Winton Road South, Rochester NY 14618. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Geoffrey and Peter Waasdorp Palliative Care Fund, Rochester Area Community Foundation, 500 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607; Waasdorp Fund for Religious Initiatives at Chautauqua Foundation, Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722 or Hope Flowers School at Coalition for Peace and Justice, Box 2081, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. To share a memory of Peter or to send a condolence to the family, visit www.anthonychapels.com.
Peter Leonard Waasdorp