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ANDOVER: Peter Oliver of Andover passed away surrounded by his family on February 20, 2016.

He was born in Evanston, Ill. and grew up in Teaneck, N.J.

He was a graduate of Rochester Polytechnic Institute and Stanford Business School.

He was a management consultant primarily to the pulp and paper industry, first at Arthur D. Little Co., then with his own firm, Andover International Associates. He also contributed his expertise in strategic planning to the Black Feet Indians in Montana after his retirement. He served as an Officer in the Army.

He had a full and adventurous life. He loved being outdoors hiking, canoeing, cycling, alpine and cross-country skiing. He was a competitive cross-country skier. He enjoyed capturing his experiences and outdoor moments via photography. His love for being physically active led him to being a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness. His love and dedication to the outdoors and mountains led him to become Chairman of the Appalachian Mountain Club North Country Board, President of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and a participant with the Waterville Valley Athletic Improvement Association. In and around the area of Waterville Valley, N.H. he built hiking and cross-country ski trails. He spent many a fall day doing trail work so that others may enjoy them. The trails include: the Timber Camp Trail, the Old Skidder Trail, and the Attwood Trail. He also did a lot of trail and mapping work in Harold Parker State Forest. He passed along his love and passion of the outdoors and physical activity to his children, grandchildren, and many friends.

Peter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bevolyn S. Oliver of Andover, his children and their spouses, Kristin and Brett St. Clair, Kurt and Michelle Oliver and Kara and Taylor Hubbard; his nieces, Ella and Grace Hubbard, and sister, Jean Koch.

Donations in his memory can be made to Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm in Andover, or to the Appalachian Mountain Club. To offer online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  February 25, 2016
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