Peter D. Crabtree of Manchester-by-the-Sea died suddenly on March 1 after a short illness. He was 63.

He was a loving brother, a beloved uncle and a generous, loyal and empathetic friend. His happiest days were spent on the water in his boat, fishing for stripers with family and friends. He competed in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby for more than 25 years. In October 2022 he took home a grand prize for landing the largest bonito. His joy was boundless.

He was born in Pittsfield on Sept. 22, 1959 and spent his childhood in Roxbury, Conn., where he attended Shepaug High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from Bucknell University in 1981.

In 2001, Peter received a master’s degree in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and joined Northland Residential, where he served as senior vice president, director of acquisitions and development, until his death. The condominium communities for which he was project executive have been acclaimed by his industry peers for their outstanding site planning and architectural design. Affordable housing was a particular interest of his. Above all, he approached his work with great integrity and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Peter is survived by his brother Art Crabtree and his wife Vicki; sisters Margo and her husband Clinton Blount, Betsy and her husband Bill Hirsch, and Bobbi; niece Kate and her husband Mike Lustrin; and nephews Toby Nemeth and his wife Monika. Ben Crabtree and his wife Chelsea, Zach Egan, and Brady and Jack Hirsch.

He was predeceased by his parents Oscar and Peggy Crabtree and brother in law Tom Egan.

Memorial donations can be made to the Tucks Point Donation Account, re: Peter Crabtree, Parks and Recreation Department, Town Hall, 10 Central St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944.