Peter Waldron Obituary, Death – Peter Waldron, a much-loved professor in the Department of Performing Arts, has passed away. Peter built the sets and rigged the lights for our Mainstage Theater productions and taught our Technical Theater classes at Endicott for many years. Many of the pupils he coached went on to work in the fields of stagecraft (set design and painting), construction (carpentry), technical theater (lighting and costumes), and more. Peter’s dedication to teaching and his boundless enthusiasm for life will be remembered fondly, but he will also be remembered for his kindness and generosity.
Peter was the first to invite you to his office for a brainstorming session, where you could draw ideas from the remnants of every project he’d ever worked on. Peter’s summer theater playground is the Theater Workshop of Nantucket, where he has taken students for internships and even permanent employment. You were welcome to contribute to the collective masterpiece that was Peter’s presence, influence, and the things he created. Peter did not just introduce his students and coworkers to the profession of the performing arts but also to the culture of the field.
To say he will be missed is to do an injustice to his incredible legacy of teaching magic to others. The least we can do is continue the celebration in Peter’s honor. Doel, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 138 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, will hold visiting hours on Thursday, July 13, from 4 PM to 7 PM. Burial will take place in Saint James Cemetery on Primrose Street in Haverhill after the service on Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m., which will be held at All Saints Parish on 120 Bellevue Avenue.