August 30, 2017

Obituaries 8/30/17

Peggy Longstreth Bayer

Peggy Longstreth Bayer, born on May 21, 1923 in Kansas City, Mo. to Bevis and Mary Shiras Longstreth, died peacefully in her sleep on August 25, 2017. She was 94 years old.

She was a life-long resident of Princeton, attending Miss Fine’s School, graduating from the Shipley School, and Sarah Lawrence College.

She was a member of the Greatest Generation, and served during World War II in the USO as a solo tap dancer.

After the war, she married Captain Robert Steel Bayer, and had two children, Bob and Peggy Bayer, whom she raised herself after her husband died.

A devoted Tiger football fan, she contributed to the Princeton community with her dancing school and annual American Heart Fund benefits.

She was a true patriot, an excellent competitive tennis player, an avid movie taker, and an unstoppable adventurer. She was a true force of nature.

She is survived by her children and her grandchildren, Skylar and Wesley Bayer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SAVE organization in Princeton.