Obituary: Peter Louis Truebner
Peter Louis Truebner, of Darien, Connecticut – a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend – died on January 23, 2015 after a valiant struggle with cancer. He was 73 years old.
Peter was born on May 29, 1941 in New York City, to Louis Harold Truebner and Elise Nieschlag Truebner, and was raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Peter earned his Bachelors in Arts at Yale University in 1964, his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Master of Law from Georgetown University in 1969. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Mr. Truebner served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1969 to 1974 before returning to Connecticut where he would practice law for the next 40 years. As a litigator, he represented his clients in the federal, state and local courts. His practice was primarily criminal defense, civil litigation and family law. He was a member of the bar association in Connecticut and District of Columbia, as well as the Federal Bar Council and Connecticut Association of Trial Lawyers.
His commitment to the Darien community played an important part of his life. From 1994 to 2009, he served as a Commissioner for the Darien Police Department. Peter also served as Chairman of the Darien Housing Authority, local Red Cross Chapter, and was an active member of the Republican Town Committee.
Peter was a life-long sportsman, a history highlighted by his role on the nationally ranked, undefeated Yale Football Team of 1960. One of his great passions was paddle tennis. He played both tennis and paddle tennis for Middlesex Club, and was also a member at the Silvermine Golf Club.
Peter is survived by his wife, Jan Wright Truebner; their son Steve Truebner, his wife Emily and children Clara, Teddy and Tim, of Kansas City, MO; his daughter Blair Truebner Gorman, her husband Chris and daughter Piper, of Rowayton, CT; Sisters Elise Henning of Darien and Wendy Knapp of North Haven; and devoted nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours are scheduled for Thursday, January 29th from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, located at 2119 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 30th at 2 p.m. at the Noroton Presbyterian Church, located at 2011 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation, Darien EMS-Post 53, or A Better Chance in Darien. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com.