July 19, 1930 ~ June 8, 2021

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Palos Verdes Estates, California

Peter William Vasilion passed away at his home surrounded by his adoring wife, loving children and grandchildren on June 8, 2021 – a month shy of his 91st birthday.

Peter is survived by his wife, Tina, his two children Bill Vasilion and Maria Peters and five grandchildren: Peter, Christina, Andrew, Matthew and Natalie.

Peter was born in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1930 to William Vasilion and Mary Carvelas. Peter grew-up in Los Angeles and moved to the South Bay in his early years where he attended school in Hermosa Beach and graduated from Redondo Union High School. Upon High School graduation, Peter was drafted into the United States Army and was deployed to South Korea where he served as a member of the Army Finance Corp.
Upon Peter’s return from the Korean War, he was invited by a family friend – Albert Corsaro, to put his newly acquired finance skills to work at his beverage distributorship in the South Bay.What started as a small business in Redondo Beach grew to a prominent South Bay business with a custom built warehouse and over fifty employees. Peter would eventually take over the business – forever known as Corsaro Distributing in honor of Albert Corsaro.
Peter raised his family in Palos Verdes Estates and was blessed to live within minutes of his entire family. Peter took great pride in his involvement in his beloved St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach where he was a founding member and enjoyed the many life-long friendships that fellowship created.

Peter was forever social. He loved people and was known for his vibrant demeanor. He enjoyed sharing stories with each of his grandchildren about the old time characters of the South Bay and the personalities he met through the beer business. He had a special relationship with each one of them and was always ready to share his Papou wisdom on leading a meaningful life.


Service: June 15, 2021 11:00 am

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
722 Knob Hill Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


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