Clair “Peter” Stubblefield

July 30, 1946 ~ October 09, 2019

Peter passed away on October 9, 2019 after a year long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife Linda. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Melissa and Bethany, his son-in-law John, his daughter-in law Tabia, his two grandsons Jack and Ben,  and his granddaughter Sofia. Other family members include his loving niece Tracee Page, her husband Wayne and their two children Amelia and Dylan. He is also survived by his sister Marie Strawser and her husband T.A.. Peter was a Navy Veteran and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He worked as a chef for the Hilton Hotel corporation before earning his teacher certification and becoming a culinary arts instructor for the BOCES Vocational School in New York. After retiring  to Vero Beach, Peter became a culinary arts instructor at Indian River State College and the Martin County Jail. His impact was felt by many and he will be missed beyond measure.

Do not stand at a grave and weep,

I am not here, I do not sleep,

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sunlight on ripened grains,

I am the gentle autumn’s rain,

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circles flight,

I am the soft star that shines at night,

So if you wish to remember me,

Do it with a kind word or deed,

To someone of a greater need.

Do not stand by a grave and cry.

I am not there; I did not die…

Condolence

Janet Gulick

October 11, 2019, 11:03 pm

So sorry. Peter was a great guy. Everyone loved him. Always made everyone Feel comfortable Great Chef. My son always bragged about his great meals and great sauces that Peter took hours making. I know Christmas Eve will never be the same but I will always remember the many times we shared it Peter and his wonderful family. RIP Peter. We love you

Alicia Quinn

October 11, 2019, 11:06 pm

Dearest Linda and family,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Peter. He was a very special man with a great sense of humor and fun to be with. I enjoyed his company and will miss conversations with him. He will be truly missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you during this difficult time.
Love,
Alicia

Mary Caverly

October 12, 2019, 12:39 pm

Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Peter put up a great fight and he did it with you at his side. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Mary

Joyce Eckler

October 12, 2019, 8:36 pm

Dear Linda, I am very sorry for your
loss of Peter. I’ll remember his dressing up for Halloween as you accompanied him at the Ocean Grill. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joyce Eckler

Phoebe Larson

October 24, 2019, 4:23 pm

Dear Linda,
One of my best meals in Vero Beach was when Peter’s was the supervision of the Indian River State College Culinary Institute. He was special and will be missed. With, Love Phoebe

karen lind

October 25, 2019, 1:03 pm

Dear Linda,
I am very sad to hear of Peter’s passing.
He was a great neighbor and friend.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
You were his treasure,
Karen Lind

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