Peter Hillman Luce died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on Oct. 25.

Peter was born in Boston on Nov. 23, 1938. He was graduated from Brown University in Northfield, Vt., and received a master’s degree from Brown University.

He had a long public service career in San Francisco. In addition to his family, his abiding and deep love was for theatre. Peter was an accomplished actor and director.

In the late 1990s, he retired to his family home on the Vineyard. He became active with the Tisbury Senior Center, leading a play reading group, and performed at the Vineyard Playhouse. He was also a member of the Vineyard Peace Council and initiated the youth scholarship program.

He will be greatly missed by the people who knew him and loved him and whose lives he touched.

Survivors include his wife Susan, son Ian, daughter Abigail, brother John, grandchild Niomi and many friends.

Services will be held at Mr. Luce’s home at 14 Pine street in Vineyard Haven on Monday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Burial of his cremains will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory, especially for peace scholarships, may be made to the Vineyard Peace Council, RR Box 351-A, Edgartown, MA 02539.