Peter Graham Constable, 87, died Nov. 16, 2017.
Mr. Constable was born in Chelmsford, England. After a number of years as a seaman, first on tankers and then as a steward on luxury passenger ships (including the Queen of Bermuda and the Queen Mary), he immigrated to the United States. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951 during the Korean War, eventually attaining the rank of Airman, First Class, in the weather squadron. He served for four years and became a U.S. citizen during the course of his service. He went to St. John’s University on the G.I. bill, graduating with a degree in accounting and started in the banking field and progressed to various leadership positions in the major financial institutions in New York. He spent the last 30 years of his career as a stockbroker and financial advisor. He taught courses at the New York School of Finance and was a member of the Society for the Investigation of Recurring Events, an association primarily dedicated to analysis of market trends, and served as its president for many years. He and his wife, Lanie, moved to Tucson in 1998, and he worked at Wachovia Securities for a number of years before retiring at the age of 75. After retirement, he served as a docent at Tohono Chul Park.
Survivors include his wife, Lanie; son, Gary (Melissa) Constable of Westfield, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
For much of his childhood, Mr. Constable was raised with his brother Brian in a children’s home run by the Church of England, and he was always grateful for people’s charitable donations to children. Memorial donations may be made to Casa de los Ninos (Tucson) and Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona.
A service in celebration of Mr. Constable’s life was held at Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery.