Friday, February 11, 2011

RIP Peter J. Marcher Jr.

WOW….I never knew this guy was from Ft. Wayne and grew up in Roanoke.  Without him, there would have been no Lando….and that would have been a pity.  RIP and Cheers

Peter J. Marcher Jr., master brewer, dies

He had been head brewer for National Brewing Co. and was a World War II veteran

Peter J. Marcher Jr., a master brewer who had been the former head brewer for the old National Brewing Co. and developed the formula for Colt 45 malt liquor, died Feb. 2 of pneumonia at Willow Valley Retirement Community in Lancaster, Pa.

The former longtime Wiltondale resident was 92.

The son of farmers, Mr. Marcher was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was raised in Roanoke, Ind.

"It was there that he acquired an enduring love of farming and rural living, something to which he would return later in life," said his son, Peter J. Marcher III of Timonium.

His early education was in a one-room schoolhouse near his family farm.

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