T. Peter Blyth

T. Peter Blyth

1941 - 2020

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A beautiful life has ended. Peter died of congestive heart failure on June 10th. Those in his orbit will miss his delicious English sense of humor, his compassionate soul, his inquisitive mind. He was a cherished husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. He was a devoted friend. Peter was born in August 1941 in Gravesend, England. He grew up on the Channel Island of Jersey where he graduated from Victoria College. He completed a five-year apprenticeship program training as a chef. He began his exciting and rewarding hotel career in 1963 at the new London Hilton. It was Hilton that brought Peter to the United States in 1965. He was with Westin Hotels for 19 years serving as a general manager, the Director of Food and Beverage Worldwide and a development officer. He ended his career with Radisson Hotels and Resorts as Executive Vice President, Business Development Worldwide. He spoke English, French and Norwegian. His friendships circled the globe. In retirement he became an accomplished Japanese sumi-e painter. He planned long summer bike rides with friends on Minnesota’s remarkable bike trail system. He recently joined a CBS men’s bible study group which brought him endless joy. Peter is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda; their children, Libby and Philip; sister, Trish Bloxham and her husband, David; his brother, Michael and his wife, Sylvia; brother-in-law, Bill Shoemaker and his wife, Annie Gehan; sister-in-law, Annie Moore and her husband, Floyd; a niece and five nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Tru Blyth, and nephew, Benjamin Blyth. He will be inurned in the Memorial Garden at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, a memorial service for family and invited guests will take place at a later date. Peter supported programs that cared for children in impoverished countries. Memorials may be made through Buildabetterbenin.org which provides a home and schooling for abandoned children in Benin, Africa.
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