Radcliffe, Peter Thomas

July 14, 2007

of Charlotte, NC, died suddenly July 4, 2007, of a heart attack at Huntersville Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. He was 64 years old. He was born December 21, 1942, graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, MD, in 1961. From 1961-1965 he attended Morgan University in Baltimore, MD. He graduate Magna Cum Laude and was awarded a full bright scholarship which afforded him the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in France. Up on his return to the United States he entered the ranks of educators in Baltimore City School system as a teacher at Herring Run Junior High School. In 1969 graduated from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque with a Masters of Art in french. In 1974 he pursued and obtain doctorial degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After studying abroad he joined the faculty at the University of SC at Columbia. He taught foreign languages. In 1982 he moved to Charlotte, NC, to assume a position as a Associate Professor at Johnson C. Smith University. Recently he was promoted to Vice President of Academy Affairs. Dr. Radcliffe is also remembered as an accomplished vocalist and pianist. He began singing as a youngster with the (Baltimore Boys Choir). He was a member of the Variety of church, high school and college choral groups. His past time included reading, refining his desktop, publishing and computer skills, playing chess, playing the piano and listening a variety of musical styles to include the classic. He was predeceased by his parents Theodore and Henrietta Radcliffe, and a sister, Iris Radcliffe Hynson. Dr. Radcliffe is survived by his sisters and brothers, Sylvia Radcliffe Birden (Melvin), Ann Radcliffe Harris both Seaside, CA, Theodore R. Radcliffe, Jr., of Baltimore, Brenda Radcliffe Mitchell of Charlotte, NC, Beulah Radcliffe Mitchell of Towson, MD, Samuel K. Radcliffe (Mary) of Columbia, MD, and Alfred H. Radcliffe (Elva) and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and a devoted neighbor, Trina Amos. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 3121 Walbrook Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Funeral arrangements by the Wesley Chavis Funeral Home, 2007 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD. The family will receive friends, Friday, July 13, from 3 to 5 P.M., at the funeral home and from 9:30 to 10 A.M., on July 14 at the church.

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