Peter Edward Gamm

Peter Edward Gamm

Died January 31, 2013

The only child of Edward H. and Glenis Sofley Gamm, Peter began his education in Charlotte, NC public schools and Phillips Exeter Academy. He majored in classics at Yale, receiving the Woolsey Prize in Classics in 1962 and the Robinson Prize in Classics in1963, and he held the Morris W. Lyon Scholarship.

Peter spent his Junior year at the University of Munich.

After graduation he remained in New Haven to pursue graduate studies in Germanic and Indo-European Comparative Linguistics, receiving a M.Phil. in 1968. After a stint of teaching in West Germany, Peter earned a Ph.D. from Yale in 1973, then studied computer software technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In our 25th reunion class book and directory, Peter wrote: “My hopes include publishing research contributions clarifying the original unity of language for one (today widespread) family of languages (the Indo-European family) endeavoring (where I can) to improve understanding between peoples.”

After working a number of years in Washington, DC, most recently for Planning Research Corporation as a computer software specialist, he relocated to Matthews, NC and lived there until his death on January 31, 2013.

Peter is remembered as a scholar, a gentle soul with a kind heart.