Stymfal, Peter Aristides
January 6, 1924 - February 26, 2017. Peter died February 26, 2017 at Hospice of the Valley in Peoria, AZ. He was born on January 6, 1924, in Athens, Greece to the late Aristides and Eugenia Stymfaliadis. Peter came to the United States of America at the age of 16 and attended English High School in Boston, MA. At the break of WWII, he joined the
and served overseas in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). After WWII, he married his wife of 55 years, Elzetta Lewis in Trinity Church, Boston MA. He later graduated from Northeastern University. After graduation, he became an Engineer at IBM for 30 years until his retirement in 1984. His tenure with IBM included locations in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, NY, Waltham, MA, Boulder, CO, and Tucson AZ. After his retirement from IBM, he worked for H&R Block for another 20 years in Tucson and Peoria AZ. Peter loved traveling and playing cards especially bridge, but more than anything being with his family especially his grandkids and great-grandkids brought him his greatest pleasures. Along with his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Elzetta. Peter is survived by his four children; Sons, Philip (Sandra), Stymfal, granddaughter Tara (Robert) Cedrone, great grandchildren, Erik and Justin; Paul (Kathy) Stymfal, grandchildren Emily (Jake) Beach, Benjamin, Jennifer, great grandchildren: Ethan, Jared, Megan, Kara, Sean, Katy, Brynna, and Christian Greg (Lynette) Stymfal, grandchildren Matthew (Coral), Christina (Tyler) Thompson, great grandchildren Michael, Kacey, and Theodore, Daughter: Denice Stymfal, grandchildren Eugenia Alvarado, Corey Tompkins, Craig (Kimber) Tompkins, great grandchildren, Eli, Zackary, Hailey, Cole, and Konnor along with his brother Vassilis A. Stymfaliadis and his sister Maria Stymfaliadis. An honor service will be held at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. A donation can be made to the or a in Peter's name.