Peter Cushnie III, 57, of Santa Monica, Calif., died unexpectedly at his home, June 13, 2010.

Mr. Cushnie was born Sept. 10, 1952, in Danbury, son of Peter Cushnie Jr. and the late Janice Cushnie.

He was a graduate of Brookfield High School, Class of 1970.

A Brookfield resident for several years, Mr. Cushnie moved to California as a young man and lived there for more than 30 years.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

He enjoyed surfing and biking while living in California and also had a passion for music, playing several different instruments.

In addition to his father and stepmother, Joan, of Bridgewater, Mr. Cushnie is survived by a brother, Douglas Cushnie, and his wife, Karen, of Sherman; and a sister, Susan Ronan, and her husband, Kevin, of Brookfield; six nieces and nephews, Douglas, and Connor Cushnie, and Holly, Sam, Cassie and Ben Ronan; an aunt, Edith Weighart, of Brookfield; and two cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Congregational Church of Brookfield.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.