WILTON, Conn. - Peter K. Warren of Wilton died Monday, July 14. He was 94.
Warren grew up in New York City. He enlisted in the Army during World War II, leaving as a captain seven years later at the war's conclusion. He began his career with Coca Cola and quickly moved to Pepsi in 1950 when it was still a one product company.
He was promoted to president of Pepsi Cola International in 1963 after having served as VP of Marketing the previous four years. He ran Pepsi's international business, later as its CEO of International, for decades as well as served on Pepsi's Board of Directors. After retiring from PepsiCo in 1985, he continued in the beverage industry as chairman of Monsieur Henri Wines Ltd., brand developer of Stolichnaya Vodka, as well as its successor company, MHW Ltd.
He was active in the antiques business, joined by his daughter, AJ, who continues to run the business. He served as a two-term president of the Wilton Historical Society. He served as the former chairman of the Council of Governing Boards in New York State.
Warren is survived by his wife, Holly; children, Peter and AJ Warren; former daughter-in-law, Peggy Warren; three grandchildren; son-in-law, Ritch Robinson of City Island, N.Y.; sister-in-law Christina Bracho; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Maria; and daughter, Carmen.
Services will be held Thursday, July 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 W. Church St., Wilton. Call 203-544-8461 for information. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 110 North St., Ridgefield.
For anyone who would like to attend, "high tea" will be served in memory of Peter Warren, who was not just a dealer and a collector of English, Japanese and Chinese Period Tea Pots but also an avid tea drinker. The reception will be held after the burial at Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton.