Peter Milton Stumpus was born July 1, 1915 in Buffalo, New York. He passed away peacefully on November 29, 2009 of natural causes. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts before he moved to Los Angeles with his parents and five brothers. He enjoyed an early career in catering at the 20th Century Fox Studios and owned a bakery before becoming a General Building Contractor and bank vice-president. In his later years he loved playing golf with the Greek Army, traveling with his wife, and cooking. Peter's family came first in his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathryn, his daughters Joelle (Jim) Bardos and Cathy (Lou) Constantine, grandchildren Peter, Dean, David, and Kathryn, great-granddaughter Phoibe, sister-in-laws Frances and Betty, brothers Jim, Kelly(Jerry), Russ (Elaine), and Art (Judy), and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Bill. His family and friends will miss him dearly. A Trisagion Service will be held at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:00pm.The funeral will also be at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Ave., Redondo Beach, 90277 or Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, 90006. Please use this website, Send the family messages, share memories, obtain directions to services.

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  1. Our friendship of 30 plus years will live in my heart forever. Pete was such a good man in every way it will be impossible to replicate him. Please accept my deepest condolences. Love, Elly

  2. My heart goes out to your family. Joelle and I were classmates and friends. Mrs. Stumpus taught my brother. This was many years ago, but the feelings of closeness remain.

  3. Although it was over 40 years ago, I have such vivid and wonderful memories of spending time with Joelle, her sister, and parents. Peter’s charm and grace always made me feel welcome in their home. My thoughts and love to Joelle, Kathy, and Mrs. Stumpus.

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