Anthony T Peter 89, of Cincinnati, OH died peacefully on September 7, 2023.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Minnie along with his beloved brothers Raymond (Rita), Joseph (Lois), James (Mary Rose), Wilburt (Maryann) and Elmer (Elsie),
He is survived by his wife Margaret “Peggy” C Peter and sister-in-law Elsie (Elmer) Peter along with 8 children to include: Steve (Cindy) Peter, Angie (Mark) Eppert, Ed (Diane) Peter, Jeanne (Larry) Kellerman, Mary (Steve) Barnaclo, Julie (Joey) Burt, Tony (Lisa) Peter, Denny (Sandy) Peter. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren: Stephen (Erica) Peter, Kathleen (Austin) Morris, and Michael (Colleen Sheehan) Peter; Bryan (Erica) Eppert, Keith (Brandy Anderson) Eppert, and Eric (Sarah) Eppert; Tyler (Miranda Berens) Peter, Cassie (Jeremy) Potter and Andrew (Jaclyn) Peter; Jackie (Al) McIntosh, David (Rachael) Kellerman, and Jacob (Nini Khanhvy) Kellerman; Stephen Kyle (Kim) Barnaclo, Zack (Megan) Barnaclo, and Sam (Amber) Barnaclo; Megan (David) Fasick and Jeremy Burt; Maggie Peter; and Jennifer (Ethan) Cavanaugh, Josh Peter, and Mitchell Peter and 25 great grandchildren with more on the way.
Tony was a graduate of Elder High School, proudly served in the United States Naval Reserves for 12 years and retired as a Postal Supervisor from the United States Postal Service after 35 years. Tony was a loving devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He and Peggy were completely committed to the Catholic Faith and longtime parishioners of St Margaret Mary. They regularly attended mass even under the most extreme conditions. He had many passions in life revolving around family that included camping and hiking and supported many community and church organizations such as Cursillo, Kairos, Prisoner to Prisoner. Tony and Peggy both delivered bread and cookies weekly to the Free Store Food Bank and little Sisters of the Poor. Tony and Peggy took many vacations driving the family cross-country in their station wagon pulling a pop-up camper. Even after the kids were grown, they would jump in their sleeper van and head out across the country on a moment’s notice. Tony was the true definition of selflessness and eagerly volunteered to take command and assist with any needed project from carpentry to tile work and even automotive. His eagerness to help was only overshadowed by his ability to remain calm and mild mannered while raising his large family. He loved to golf and even had a hole in one while playing with two of his grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes and watching his favorite teams, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals.
We will celebrate his life during the visitation from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday September 10th at Hodapp Funeral Home in College Hill; 6041 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati OH 45224. There will also be a 1 hour visitation on Monday September 11th from 9:30am to 10: 30am at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church in North College Hill, 1830 West Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati OH 45239immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. George Schmitz and burial to follow at Millville Cemetery, 2289 Millville Ave, Hamilton OH 45013.