Peter Reynes Vermylen, age 72 and of Quogue, NY, died on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cathleen Moran Vermylen, his children Michael (Emily), Thomas (Ashley), and John, and seven grandchildren.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Hillsdale, NJ, Peter attended Bergen Catholic in Oradell, NJ. He was a loyal alumnus of Georgetown University (1971), where he studied English, was a beloved friend of many, and, most importantly, met Cathy Moran of Trinity College. After completing his training with the U.S. Army Reserve, he joined Chase Manhattan Bank, where he worked as a commercial banker. He later joined Salomon Brothers, excelling as an investment banker for multiple industries until his retirement. Peter and Cathy were proud residents of Chatham Township, NJ, until their move to Quogue in 2001.
During his retirement, he was an active member of the Concerned Citizens of Quogue, a volunteer reader at Little Flower in Wading River, NY, and co-founded Yellowfin Capital Management. In his later years, he loved his daily visits to the deck at the Surf Club of Quogue to watch the ocean.
His family and friends will miss his sense of humor, the puppet shows he created for his children, seeing him ride the wild surf on a boogie board, and going together on trips he planned to the Caribbean, where he was at his happiest and best.
Funeral services are being made through Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home, Westhampton Beach, NY (wernerrothwell.com). Visiting hours are 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Monday, September 6 at Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home, 60 Mill Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, September 7 at Immaculate Conception Church, 580 Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (michaeljfox.org). Peter’s family would like to extend a special note of thanks to his loving and compassionate caregivers.
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