In Memoriam: Peter Sciaky

Title: In Memoriam: Peter Sciaky, March 15, 1929-June 12, 2009

Publication: The Outcrop, August 2009, p. 10

Peter Sciaky, longtime Denver petroleum geologist, died Friday, June 12, after a bout with cancer.

He grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley and always had a love for the outdoors. As a student at NYU, Peter discovered a passion for geology, which quickly became his vocation. After working with Standard Oil of New Jersey, he moved with his wife and two children to Boulder in 1959. He worked in Denver for nearly 30 years, most of that time as an independent consultant, before moving his office home to Boulder in the late ’80s. Peter came from the old school, doing business with honesty and integrity. He loved what he did for a living and continued to work as a geologist until his last days.

Survivors include Peter’s wife, Barbara; daughter Carla, her husband Dan, and their children, Chloe and Rachel; son Noah, his wife Julie, and their children Simon and Lilah; and son Loren.

Thoughts and photos can be contributed at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Human Rights Watch, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.