Paul Douglas “Pete” Loser, 92, of Newtown, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Pennswood Village in Newtown, PA.
Born in Trenton, NJ, Mr. Loser lived in Merchantville, Red Bank and Mendham, NJ before moving to Newtown, PA, in 2003. He graduated from Trenton Central High School in 1943 and Princeton University in 1948, where he was President of his class and Chairman of his 50th, 55th and 60th reunions. He also was President of the Pennswood Village Residents Association in Newtown, PA, and served in the pilot training program of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Loser was the Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. He had been a Director of NJ Bell, the Keptel Corporation and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. He was the founding Chairman of the Trenton State College Foundation (now The College of New Jersey), where he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Mr. Loser was a member of the Presbyterian churches of Red Bank, Mendham and Newtown. He also belonged to several Rotary Clubs, the Nassau and Tower Clubs of Princeton and the Roxiticus Golf Club of Mendham.
Mr. Loser was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Betty Anne Saidt Loser; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Loser; his brother, Thomas N. Loser; and his companion, Ruth Palmer. He is survived by his dearly loved daughters, Vicki Gudritz and her husband, John, of Traverse City, MI, and Sarasota, FL; Nancy Page and her husband, Doug, of Wynnewood, PA; his beloved grandchildren, Lauren Brown and her husband, John, of Decatur, GA; Peter Gudritz and his wife, Lindsey, of Austin, TX; Sarah Page of Brooklyn, NY; and Callie Page of Minneapolis, MN; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ryan Brown of Decatur, GA; and Byron Gudritz of Austin, TX; his sister-in-law, Carol Loser of Langhorne, PA; and a niece, Lesley Johnston and her husband, Todd, of Skillman, NJ.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Penn Hall at Pennswood Village, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Loser’s memory to the Pennswood Village Fellowship Fund, Pennswood Village, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ.