Former Hastings resident Peter Howard Lillard died of a heart attack on Monday, June 22, at age 69.
Peter was born on Jan. 4, 1951. He was the fourth child of Joseph and Marion Lillard. He lettered in wrestling and football at Hastings High School, graduating in 1969. He attended St. Lawrence University and SUNY New Paltz.
During his last few years, Peter spent time at a senior center in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He enjoyed playing chess and Scrabble and engaging in conversations with others at the center. Peter was an active walker, a voracious reader, and a gentle soul who loved to laugh.
Peter’s love of 18 years, Sally Ann Chesney, a former dancer and librarian, predeceased him in 2017. He is survived by his siblings — Jon, Chris, Cathy, and Tim.