Obituary: Peter J. Kingsley, Supervisor of Janitors at Physical Plant

Peter J. Kingsley of Hadley, supervisor of janitors at Physical Plant and alumnus, died Dec. 15 after complications from diabetes.

Born  in Northampton, was a graduate of Northampton High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UMass Amherst in 1979.

He joined the campus staff as a maintainer in 1995. Previously he worked and managed Swartz Potato Farms in North Amherst for 18 years and was club steward of the Hadley Young Men’s Club for five years.

He leaves his wife of 20 years, Tina (Coutu) Kingsley, and his son Peter Russell; a sister and brother-in-law, a brother and sister-in-law, a nephew, and a sister-in-law and her husband.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst. Calling hours are  Friday, Dec. 20 from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks everyone to be kind and considerate of those less fortunate than themselves by “paying it forward” when the opportunity arises.