BLOOMINGTON — Peter Eugene Throckmorton, Ph.D. (organic chemistry), of Bloomington, passed away at age 88 at 5 p.m. Monday (Jan. 18, 2016) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Peter was a retired senior research chemist. Peter was preceded in death by his mother, Carla Margaret Throckmorton; his grandmother, Anna Strim; and his beloved wife, Phyllis Throckmorton, a retired assistant state auditor. He is survived by his three children, Annmarie, Peter and Carla (Robert), and three grandchildren, Jason, Tristan and Michael.
Peter enjoyed reading a wide range of science and world news, with memberships including American Chemical Society (emeritus), American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Peter was a model train enthusiast, and he wanted to be remembered as a loving husband and father.
Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is helping the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be made to www.beckmemorial.com.
Caption: Peter Eugene Throckmorton—baby to elder
by Annmarie Throckmorton 2016.
Caption: MEMORIAL Dove Release for Peter Eugene Throckmorton, Ph.D.
by daughter Annmarie Throckmorton 2017.
Caption: Peter Eugene Throckmorton, Ph.D.
DOB 01-20-27, DOD 01-18-16.
Caption: Obituary in Pantagraph for Peter EugeneThrockmorton.
Caption: Obituary published online
by Beck Memorial Home for Peter Throckmorton, 2016,
which I appreciated very much.
My father was very proud of this photograph of himself
as a young scientist with a microscope that he used at work,
but the local newspaper, The Pantagraph, cropped it off.
Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.