Peter P. Mitchell, 66, passed away peacefully May 10, 2016 at Newark Beth Israel Hospital surrounded by family. Throughout his battle with heart failure — a complication from his ongoing fight with relapsing/remitting lymphoma — Peter’s good-natured spirit never wavered.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Peter leveraged his inquisitive mind, keen intellect and hardworking nature to earn a B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College (1972), an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington (1975) and a Ph.D. in Management Science & Human Factors from Stevens Institute of Technology (1982). Over the next 30 years, Peter built an illustrious career in information services as the founder and president of Ergo Research.
Peter married Marilynn DeBari on May 27, 1984, and the couple welcomed their only son, Jonathan Clovis, on Nov. 19, 1985. The family moved to Wilton in 1988 and lived in the area until 2004. During that time, Peter was active in many community activities including coaching youth sports.