Peter Sudarsky, 88, of New York, NY, died peacefully Friday, January 27, 2018 in Dunedin. Peter was known for his eccentric personality and generous hospitality. Born in Hartford, CT, Peter was educated at the Forman School in Litchfield where he enjoyed playing the saxophone and then University of Connecticut where he wrote songs for musical theater and the football team. As a young adult he summered on the shores of Woodmont, CT with his family where his passions for the ocean, sailing and fishing flourished. He was known to all on Long Island Sound as the proud captain of the Mini Mouse which he built by hand. Stationed in Guantanamo, he served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a reporter for the family owned Hartford Courant and then entered the corporate world at the Superior Steel Ball Company and later Lydall, Inc. where he served on the Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of The Hartford Ballet. After directing his first film, A Child is A Wild Young Thing, he moved to New York to pursue real estate and vaccine development, swimsuit design and pingpong. His love of music, photography, street culture, the Bahamas, and blueberry pie was contagious and appreciated by all those around him from his neighbors on Columbus Avenue through his final days with friends in Dunedin, FL. He is survived by his beloved wife Roseanne De Marco Sudarsky and predeceased by his parents, John and Minerva Suisman Sudarsky as well as brothers Daniel and Michael Sudarsky. He leaves seven children: Julie Sudarsky and Marty Gross of Long Beach, NY; Dr. Laura Sudarsky and Cory Belschner of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Dr. Jennifer Sudarsky of Los Angeles, CA; and, Noah Sudarsky and Lily Alexander of Berkeley, CA; six grandchildren, Ben Gross, Josh Gross, Sophie Lopez, Jonah Lopez, and Phoebe and Daphne Sudarsky.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, January 31 at Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT with Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett officiating.
Following the funeral the family will receive guests nearby from 12-4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name be sent to the Forman School, 12 Northfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759 or to Elizabeth Park Conservancy, 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel in Clearwater.