A native of South Portland, Maine, PETER BUCK (1930—2021) studied at Bowdoin College before earning advanced degrees in physics at Columbia University. While employed at GE, Buck made the fateful decision to loan Fred DeLuca, the son of a family friend, $1,000 to launch Pete’s Super Submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Buck also tendered a suggestion to his new partner: Study the culinary creations of Amato’s, a popular Italian sandwich shop at the corner of India and Newbury Streets near where Buck grew up. His advice and his investment helped to create Subway. Decades later, when the sandwich shop became a global powerhouse, Buck returned to his roots and invested a portion of his profits in Maine timberland, which now belongs to his heirs.