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Lighthouse Digest Mourns the Loss of Peter Lebetkin


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Peter Lebetkin (l) and Tim Harrison in the Museum ...
Photo by: Bob Trapani, Jr.

Peter Lebetkin has succumbed to cancer, which, as many of you know, he had been battling for a number of years. Peter was a great lover of lighthouses and the history associated with them. Peter was a schoolteacher who loved working with kids.

He served as a docent in the Museum of Lighthouse History in Wells, Maine, a copy editor for Lighthouse Digest and as the first educational director of the American Lighthouse Foundation. He had been working on several projects for educating children about lighthouses, now unfinished, which ALF hopes to complete. Recently, he had taken a downward turn, but was still able to make it to the grand opening of the Museum of Lighthouse History on August 7th. People like Peter are hard to replace and we will all miss him dearly. His memory will live on in the educational projects that he started and in the many lives that he touched. Donations in his memory can be made to the Dr. Peter Lebetkin Memorial Fund (formerly the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation's Religious School Discretionary Fund), 55 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, Connecticut.

Sympathy cards can be sent to Gloria Lebetkin,

5 Litchfield Dr., Simsbury, CT 06070-1268.

This story appeared in the November 2005 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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