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.