Peter I. Bornstein

Peter BornsteinPeter Isaac Bornstein, a 13 year resident of Ridgefield passed away unexpectedly on May 19th at the young age of 56. Peter was born in New Haven Connecticut on December 23, 1954, the youngest of three sons born to Dr. Harold Bornstein, a Pediatrician and Toby Sampson Bornstein, an artist and avid gardener. Peter’s keen intellect, artistic sensibility and inquisitive nature informed everything he touched.

A graduate of Tulane University, Peter’s intellectual interests were varied: he attended Prescott College, Harvard University and NYU, culminating in a career of art restoration, art conservation and art collection management. While traveling in California, Peter met and eventually wed, Amy Deveau, the love of his life. They settled in New York City where Peter pursued his many passions, the greatest of which was raising their son Sage. Peter was a modern renaissance man and a connoisseur of life. From fine art to baseball, Peter embraced all his interests with the same dedicated enthusiasm and passion for excellence. His charm and savoir faire were impossible to resist: he was felicitous and generous of spirit, his humanity focused on social justice and his heart on the ideals of beauty and a place of peace. He is survived by his wife Amy Deveau and son Sage Hunter Bornstein of Ridgefield Connecticut,  Dr. Harold Bornstein of New Haven, Connecticut, Daniel Bornstein of Saint Louis, Missouri and Steven Bornstein of Key West, Florida.

A service to honor Peter’s life will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm at Temple Shearith Israel, 46 Peaceable Street

Ridgefield, Connecticut with Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer officiating.

In Memoriam…A farmer apprenticeship at The Hickories, a local organic farm in Ridgefield has been created in honor of Peter’s love of cultivation, both of the earth and of its stewards. Peter Bornstein Farmer Apprentice Program,TheHickories,136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. (1-203-894-5086)

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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