Peter Sammartino


Obituary Notice

Peter Sammartino, 79, of 8124 Lowell Lane, Little Rock, died Saturday. Peter was born April 12, 1924 in Rochester, New York. He served in the U.S. Army's 363rd Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater during World War II and graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in chemical engineering. A lover of music, especially jazz, and an avid puzzle solver and chess player, Peter was also a certified Life Master in contract bridge.

A loving father and grandfather, Peter is survived by his wife of 52 years, Tina; his son, Fred Sammartino, daughter-in-law, Brenda van der Beek, and grandchildren, Kevin, Mark, and Tessa, all of North Andover, Massachusetts; his daughter, Gael Sammartino, and son-in-law, Jim Hathaway, of Little Rock, and two sisters, Rita Julian and Irene Percas, both of Rochester, New York. 

The family will receive visitors at the home of Gael and Jim, 327 Midland, Little Rock, on Tuesday, March 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Services will be private, and rather than flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Peter's name to the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation or Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries. 


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