Peter John Sarris, of Deerbrook, died on March 2, 2023 at Rosalia Gardens Assisted Living. He was 97 years old. He was born on January 13, 1926 in Antigo, a son of John and Sylvia (Tsiboris) Sarris. Peter's father and uncle started the Sarris Brothers Sweet Shop in Downtown Antigo which operated from 1920 to 1961.
Peter graduated from Antigo High School in 1944 and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Mr. Sarris was a World War II era and Korean War veteran having served in the United States Navy.
Peter married Norma Grant on January 8, 1955, at Peace Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on June 21, 2015.
After his military service, he received his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He had a long career as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in Detroit and Green Bay. He enjoyed spending the summers at Bass Lake with his family and friends.
Peter was a lifelong athlete who played high school football and basketball and later in life enjoyed running and golf.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Sarris of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Terri (Frank Pahl) Sarris of Ann Arbor, Michigan; two sons, John (Elizabeth Rathke) Sarris of Madison, Grant (Adriana) Sarris of Leawood, Kansas; four grandchildren, Olivia, Sofia, Peter, and Emma Sarris.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Peter Hallop; brother, Arthur Sarris; and sister, Betty Demopoulos.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the time of service.
Military honors will be held at the funeral home immediately following the service.
Burial will take place at the Elmwood Cemetery in Antigo.
Memorials in Peter's name may be directed to LeRoyer Hospice.
A special thank you to the staff at Rosalia Gardens, Hands with Hearts, and LeRoyer Hospice for their loving care.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
With prayers, love and remembrance.Peaceful Condolences was purchased for the family of Peter Sarris by Bass Lake Babes.
On behalf of the Naval Academy Class of 1949, I send my condolences to Peter's children and all members of his family. Sincerely, Richard Claytor, class president.
So many good memories of Pete and Norma!! We enjoyed being their neighbors for many years, Friday night fish, and good conversations!! They were special people!! Sharon, Charles Apple
I can only echo Lisa and Dawn’s sentiments of enjoying the wisdom and wit of our lovely lake neighbor, Pete, as he faithfully made his daily walks up and down our dead-end road. He will be missed but not forgotten. Fortunately for us, his family continues to carry the torch. Peace and prayers to all Pete’s family and many friends.✝️
Cathy Wendt Wallace
I have many fond memories of chatting with Mr. Sarris on his walks at the lake. I am keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers.
Such a kind soul. Will miss seeing him up here at the lake. Godspeed Mr. Sarris! Thoughts and prayers to the entire family