Robert Peters

Robert Peters of Southold died Dec. 23, 2013, during surgery in Manhattan. He was 75.

Family members and friends said Mr. Peters enjoyed boating locally, gardening and encouraging local artists and gallery owners. His Southold home, they said, was “a work of art for him and a never ceasing delight.”

During his career in the financial sector, Mr. Peters also became an art collector and dealer, focusing on ethnographic art from around the world. Friends and family said they will miss his stories, jokes and “direct view of whatever crossed his gaze.”

After a graveside service in Queens, Mr. Peters’ family received visitors at his apartment in Manhattan.