Peterson, Christopher Reed 53, Washington, DC, died suddenly of natural causes at his home on May 19, 2019. Chris was born in Minneapolis, attended Marshall U and South High and graduated from St Olaf College in 1989. He moved to Washington DC the following year and was a contributing writer for CityPaper, a local DC weekly, and an employee of Georgetown and Alexandria Tobacconists. Chris was an inquisitive writer and researcher, an accomplished vegan cook, a collector extraordinaire, from books to boots, and a consummate authority on all matters French, which he spoke fluently. His parents best remember his sparkling dinner conversations and pancake breakfasts at the cabin, but his greatest joy was a cigar or a pipe watching the sunset and the Washington Monument from his rooftop deck. He was thrilled by the stimulation of DC, the news center, the street scenes, the thrift shops, folks who shared the variety of his intellectual interests. To his friends, his editors, his employers and his coworkers, he did not age: he had the energy, imagination and creativity of a younger person. Chris is survived by his parents, Steve and Linnea Peterson, his brother Bryn (Jennifer), nephews Bryn, Soren and Max, and aunts and cousins. His ashes are in the Potomac.

Published on June 2, 2019