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Peter Ritchie Sites
September 5, 1954 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Peter Ritchie Sites, born September 5, 1954, died peacefully on December 19,
2023 surrounded by love.
Peter grew up in Vestal, New York and graduated from Syracuse University. Post
college, he began his construction business, building first in New York and then
moving to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands where he lived and worked for most of his
adult life. His creative and innovative work can be seen in many custom homes in
Saint Thomas and Saint Croix, USVI and in Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, British
Peter was a co-founder and partner in Caribbean Energy Opportunities that was
awarded several large commercial contracts on both St. Thomas and St. Croix
Islands, the most notable being the solar array at the St. Thomas airport.
Peter was also a co-founder and partner of All Rounder Systems that was awarded
the contract to install all the fiber optics for St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and
The relaxed atmosphere of the islands suited Peter well. He had a warm and
genuine smile, a story for every occasion and was always ready for an adventure.
Peter was an avid sailor and crew member of the winning Rolex Regatta aboard the
Longhorn Yacht. Peter loved to listen to and play music, was a passionate reader
and seldom met a stray dog or cat he didn't give a home to.
After moving to Broken Bow, OK in 2017, Peter delighted in his life with Carolyn,
Renee, his "boss of applesauce," and their dog Bella Donna. He loved his role as
"Pops" and found joy in the daily routines he shared with Carolyn and Renee.
Peter is survived by his loving partner, Carolyn Bailey and Renee, age 6; his siblings
David, Jeremy and Martha Sites as well as his nieces, Margaret (Joseph) Kite and
their children Donovan and Quinn and Abigail Green (Tarean).
Peter was proceeded in death by his parents, Elizabeth Riley Sites and the
Reverend W. Kilmer Sites.
As Peter expressed recently, he had lived a "vibrantly beautiful life" and will be
forever missed by those who loved him.
A private Service will be held followed by a Celebration of Life later this summer at Rogers Rock, Lake George, Ticonderoga, NY.