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…
The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.
Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.