Peter Kenneth Ewald Sr. of Peconic Landing in Greenport, formerly of Glen Cove, died June 7, 2018, at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 94.
Born in New York City on Sept. 4, 1923, to Bertha (Eckert) and George F. Ewald Sr., he graduated in 1941 from De La Salle Institute in New York City and later received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Ph.D. from New York University. His dissertation was on the decennial reapportionment in New York and in 1966 he received his honorary Doctor of Laws from Philathea College in Canada.
In his professional career, he had been an instructor at New York University School Business; adviser to Alexander Hamilton Institute on Investments; assistant professor at NYU School of Business, where he was also Dean of Students; Dean of the Graduate and Undergraduate Schools of Business at St. John’s University; provost and chief academic and administrative officer of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and professor of finance and chairman of the finance department of the C.W. Post Campus School of Business.
Prior business activities included being a consultant on demographics to clients such as the New York Telephone Company, Adams Consolidated Industries and Union Square Savings Bank; a portfolio adviser to Alexander Hamilton Institute in New York City; and was a founder and director of the Real Estate Practitioner’s Institute of Long Island at C.W. Post Campus, which is the largest educational real estate program on Long Island.
Professionally and civically, he was previously a member of the New York State Democratic Committee and director of college and university Democratic clubs in the State of New York; he ran speakers campaigns for Democratic mayor candidates and was a speaker of Tammany Hall; elected Man of the Year by the Students of C.W. Post Campus; past chairman of District 6, Nassau Council of the Boy Scouts of America; past honorary chairman of the Long Island Festival of the Arts; past trustee of the Long Island Theatre Society; and past director of the Long Island Association of Commerce and Industry.
In the community, he was a volunteer at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove; a lecturer in the Hutton House Lecture Series at C.W. Post Campus; an associate trustee of NSUH-LIJ Health Care Systems; and co-president with M.C. Ewald of the Auxiliary of NSUH at Glen Cove, where he later served twice as president — the first male ever elected to the position.
He was a past member of the Eastern Finance Association and Financial Management Association and author of books on political science and articles on financial articles.
Predeceased by his first wife, Mary Carolyn (née Madden) in 2001, he is survived by his second wife, Mary Anne (née Lubanko); two sons, Peter K. Ewald Jr. (Doretha) of Michigan and Robert F. Ewald (Christine) of Smithtown; and four grandchildren: Christopher and Marissa, and Jessica and Sarah.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 11, at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Interment will follow at Locust Valley Cemetery in Locust Valley, NY.
Memorial donations to the Kanas Center for Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, would be appreciated.
DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold is assisting the family.
This is a paid notice.