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In memoriam: Peter Moncher, father of Advancement and External Relations' Amy Moncher


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It is with sadness we have learned of the death of Peter R. Moncher, the father of Amy Moncher, the director of donor relations in the Division of Advancement and External Relations. He died on July 15 at the age of 84. May he rest in peace. 
Peter Moncher

Moncher was born in Bessmer, Michigan, on April 1, 1938, to Ray and Cletha Moncher. He attended St. John Cathedral High School in Milwaukee and then Marquette University. He was a longtime employee of USF&G Insurance and served the St. Vincent de Paul Society for more than 40 years. 

He was the beloved husband of Sherry (nee Gerschke); the dear father of Dave (Paula), Diane (Bart) Webb, Kristen, Karen (Jerrold) Robaidek and Amy; the loving opa of Jack and Alexandra Robaidek, and Francesca Webb; and the brother of May Holzauer and Virginia Little. Moncher is preceded in death by his son, Andrew, and brother, Raymond. He is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and endless friends. 

"From my heart, he was the best. A true Vincentian in service to those who needed it most as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the inspiration for my work in service to our students and community at DePaul. He was an amazing dad, a selfless human being, and left us all better people for receiving his love and light," Amy Moncher says. 
His family found a quote by Antoine-Frédéric Ozanam he had handwritten sitting on his desk they feel speaks directly to who he was:

“The poor person is a unique person of God's fashioning with an inalienable right to must not be content with tiding the poor over the poverty crisis. You must study their condition and the injustices which brought about such poverty, with the aim of a long-term improvement.”

​​In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent ​to St. Vincent de Paul Society​ or St. Bernadette Parish​ in Milwaukee.