H. Peter Muth

Aug 08, 2017
H. Peter Muth

St. George — H. Peter Muth, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Sussman House in Rockport, following a brief illness.

Born in Berlin, Germany, June 7, 1939, he was the son of Alois and Elsa Keller Muth. Growing up in Germany, he was educated there, earning his bachelor's degtee in economics and finance from Hamburg University in 1960. He continued his education, completing doctoral research in France, as well as earning a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in New York in 1969.

On Dec. 23, 1961, Mr. Muth married his best friend and the love of his life, Marilyn Gleason. Together they have enjoyed a life filled with travel, togetherness and family.

An extremely intelligent man, Mr. Muth was a natural leader. He has held numerous positions with companies, organizations, banks and governments all over the world. Working in more than 70 countries throughout his career, he has led many multi-disciplinary and multinational professional teams; managed financial and financial services companies from startup through operations; researched, written and edited several books, manuals and articles; as well as organizing and speaking at international conferences and seminars on a variety of development subjects.

After being diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, Mr. Muth’s life path took a different course. In his own words, he shifted his focus from being career- and goal-oriented to allowing faith and charity to take over his life. He began volunteering his time, working and singing with KAIROS International Prison Ministry, teaching two business courses at Maine State Prison, serving as a counselor with the Augusta Chapter of SCORE, serving as a board member for WindowDressers, and founding and managing The Caring Fund at St. Brendan the Navigator Parish. He said he became truly fulfilled once he retired and allowed these things to take over his life. His final wish was to be remembered with joy and celebration.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. The Rev. Robert Vaillancourt will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Caring Fund, c/o St. Brendan The Navigator Parish, 7 Union St., Camden, ME 04843.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

To share a memory or condolence with the Muth family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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