Peter P. Gach age 83 of Princeton died Saturday Oct. 16, 2004 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.


He was born in Glen Campbell. PA. May 16, 1921 to Joseph and Catherine (Kozimor) Gach.


He had lived in rural Princeton for the past 4 years moving here from Evansville. He served as a Major in the U.S. Army Air Force during W.W. II from 1941 to 1946. He served in the U.S. and in China, Burma, and India Theater. He was a life member of the Hump Pilot Association and was a life long airplane pilot. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1147 
Peter started Sky Service Corporation in Evansville, IN. and was the Co-Founder and President of Rexam Plastics. Mr. Gach was a pioneer in the plastic industry. He was the inventor of the first childproof safety cap. He was a member of the American Management Association. He was a designated Aviation Safety Representative of the Civil Aeronautics Administration. He was a former President of the Tri-State Society of Plastic Engineers, a recipient of the Engineering Achievement Award in 1972. He was the inventor of more than thirty patented closures in the child resistant field. He was a member of the first technical advisory committee for the Federal Drug Administration for which he testified before congress. He was a life long gardener, a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was currently a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Cecilia A. Gach; daughter and son-in-law: Peggy and Jim Smith of Princeton; 3 sons and daughters-in-law: Eugene and Beverly Gach of Atlanta GA, Peter Gach, Carlsbad, CA,Joseph and Carol Gach, Princeton;  1 sister: Josephine Tibbitts, Strongsville, OH; 1 brother, Theodore Gach, Dublin, OH; 8 grandchildren, Peter J., Aaron J. and Phillip C. Gach, Andrew J. Elena, and Jonathan Smith, Jody Shoemaker and Gina Maddox; 1 great grandson, Ryan Shoemaker; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Blanche, Alice and Marcella; a granddaughter Emily Smith. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 20 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, with Rev. Bernie Etienne officiating, burial will be the in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, where there will be a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. The VFW Post 1147 will conduct military graveside services.