Peter G. Earle, SAS

Peter G. Earle, professor emeritus of Romance languages, died on June 6. He was 95.

Dr. Earle came to Penn in 1963 as a teacher in romance languages. A professor of Spanish, he was concerned with Spanish-American literature and thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. He also studied and wrote about the novels. While he was an associate professor of Romance languages, Dr. Earle conducted research in Salamanca, Spain, in preparation for a book to be entitled Unamuno and the 19th Century.

He served on various committees at the University, including on the Library Committee, the Faculty Grievance Commision and Student Fulbright Awards. In 1990, he was inducted into Phi Beta Delta, the U.S.-based honor society for international scholarship.

In 1991, he became a professor in the College of General Studies (now the College of Liberal and Professional Studies), earning emeritus status at his early retirement in 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Rebeca (nee Orozco); children, Peter G. (Sandra H.), Rebeca E. (Andrew) Matter, and Thomas; sister, Nancy Fortini; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.