Peter J. Scheira, 93, of 50 Willow Ave., died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing.
He was born in Jamestown on Oct. 16, 1918, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Cusimano Scheira, and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1937.
Peter served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army's 27th Infantry Division Reconnaissance Troop during World War II with duty in the Pacific Theatre.
Peter J. Scheira
In earlier years he was employed by Maddox Table and for 29 years by Marlin Rockwell/TRW, retiring as manufacturing supervisor in 1981.
He was a member of the Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion and former member of the Falconer Rod & Gun Club.
Peter's greatest joy was taking his entire family on vacation and traveling with his late wife, Mary. He also enjoyed horseshoes and bowling, was an avid reader, and loved the game of golf.
He is survived by a daughter, Rosemary Kutschke (Baldur), and a son, Peter R. Scheira (June), both of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Steven Rossi (Anne) of Newport News, Va., and Rochelle Mole (Henry), Scott M. Scheira, Jeanne C. Anderson (Kurt), Peter M. Scheira and Julie E. Scheira, all of Jamestown; and three great-grandchildren: Rachel and Rosemarie Mole of Jamestown, and Tyler Rossi of Newport News.
Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ferino Scheira, whom he married May 18, 1944, and who died Oct. 18, 2005; a brother, Sam Scheira; and three sisters: Josephine Robinault, Sarah Cusimano and Anne Gaeta.
A private family service will be held. Deacon Michael Lennon will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Peter at www.lindfuneralhome.com.