Peter Kellogg Bertine, 83, devoted husband, father, grandfather, lawyer, athlete and advocate, passed away from heart complications on May 18, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. Peter attended Kent School (’54), Williams College (’58), served three years of active duty in the U.S. Navy as an LTJG Officer and then matriculated at Syracuse University College of Law (’66) where he met and married Diane Bassett Bertine in 1965.
Throughout his 35-year law career at Bertine, Hufnagel, Headley, Zeltner, Drummond and Dohn in Bronxville & Scarsdale, NY, he specialized in estate planning, taxation, family, business and real estate law. His deep love of the Adirondack Mountains and conversation led to a 1998 Supreme Court victory that protected specific non-navigable rivers for preservation in Upstate New York. The landowners and wildlife clapped enthusiastically.
In 2001, Peter retired from law and earned a financial planning degree from Pace University, establishing Kellogg Consulting, LLC to “problem solve and provide advice to people seeking help and guidance” on financial matters, family trusts and compassionate caregiving to elderly clients during their final phase of life. Empathy, generosity and kindness were cornerstones of his character."