A Philadelphia area newspaper published an obituary this week for a former member of the U.S. Assay Commission. Here are some excerpts.
Peter F. Vottima, 91, of Springfield, Delaware County, a retired bank vice president and coin expert, died of heart failure Friday at home.
Mr. Vottima graduated from South Philadelphia High School, and served in the Army during World War II. He saw action in the Pacific and rose from private to captain, his daughter Joyce Jeuell said.
He was a talented cartoonist and an enthusiastic gardener, and had an eye for color and design, Jeuell said. He often accompanied his two daughters when they shopped for clothes, including their wedding gowns.
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Peter F. Vottima, 91, banker and numismatist
Wayne Homren, Editor
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