Pete in Paris 2008
Peter T. Gonos
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 2, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    Tracy, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 3, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Shingle Springs, California, United States
A man whose warm laughter and big heart touched us all.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Peter Gonos, whose capacity for love and laughter knew no limits. A loyal friend, a loving husband, a giving father, a cuddly Papou, and a man of many passions and hobbies - we have all laughed more, lived better, and loved deeper for having known him. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Maria Stamos on 2nd January 2013

"Happy birthday Peter.   I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Gonos on 2nd January 2013

"Happy Birthday, Sweetie Petey.  Your generous spirit, great laughter dimpled grin and boundless love are greatly missed.  May your restless spirit be at peace and may you now know a Greater Love."

This tribute was added by Heidi Davinroy on 2nd October 2012

"I did not know Pete for very long. I was with him in the last days of his life. We cried together, laughted together, and got grumpy to. However, through it all this man ment more to me then just a patient, he was a friend. I hope I gave to him as much he gave to me....... He will be missed more than anyone I've ever known..."

This tribute was added by Lisa Braswell on 30th September 2012

"When I first met Papou, I was naturally nervous.  I was falling in love with his son and I so wanted him to like me.  From the first minute, he put me at ease.  He had a big laugh, teasing nature and generous spirit.  Of course, I liked him instantly!  I am so glad that I got the chance to know him and be a daughter to him the last few years.   Now when I look at Michael, I know exactly where he g"

This tribute was added by Margaret Rhode on 24th September 2012

"I only knew Pete from our Tracy High School days, but he was a good person. Perhaps because of his Greek heritage, he always reminded me of ,"Zorba the Greek." The hearty laughter, the sparkle of merriment in his eyes, and a passion for life. My sincere condolences to his wife, Stepanie, and his family. And I always appreciated his posting photos of class reunions on the internet.l"

This tribute was added by Maria Stamos on 18th September 2012

"I will always remember being tormented (Lovingly) by my brother, The phrase "Atta girl Bubbles" will be with me forever!
I Love you and miss you Peter."

This tribute was added by Mike Gonos on 18th September 2012

"My father, the best man I've ever known, or ever will."

This tribute was added by Martha Andro on 17th September 2012

"Cousin Pete - certainly was bigger than life!  He took care of all of us during so many years of my childhood.  Many happy memories of camping, singing songs, listening to his incredible stories.  I loved the summer I spent with his family on a CA road trip!  I will never forget the patience, laughter and love that Pete gave me and my family.  We'll miss you, Pete.  Love you forever!"

This tribute was added by Steve Bell on 17th September 2012

"Pete and I became the best of friends through the miracle of the Internet.  We "chatted" almost daily, and I came to respect his sincerity, compassion, intelligence and sense of humor.  I never got to meet him face to face, though I hoped to do so.  Well, I guess we'll have to wait a while for that.  In the meantime, I'll miss him.  I have ever since he became too ill to keep in touch."

This tribute was added by Dale Hedrick on 13th September 2012

"Pete is one of those who loved life, and was loyal to his friends, even if they were Conservatives like myself!  Pete and Steve Bell, my Fraternity Brother, liked to gang-up on me, and I encouraged it as much as I could, as I knew I was going to get an ear-full, and I could hardly wait.  Pete loved the Lord, and one day he and i will be in heaven together, re-telling the old stories."

This tribute was added by Patty Paulsen on 12th September 2012

"I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Pete.  He was such a warm and wonderful man.  My thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie and the family.  May he rest in eternal peace and watch over all of you."

This tribute was added by Celia Lettis on 12th September 2012

"I am sorry for the Ioss of Peter. I followed Pete (& his Maria), into education, where I spent 30 years. More importantly their kindness to me growing up with them as “older sibling” figures was just what I needed. My cousins were both always there for encouragement and guidance. I am sure that all of Pete's students remember him with great fondness and gratitude. Bless you Peter!"

This tribute was added by Michael Washington on 12th September 2012

"I met Pete in the mid 90's at Cal Fed Bank in West Sacramento when we worked tech support. I never anticipated that we would become such good friends. He was one of the first people to encourage me to pursue a career in education. Today, I'm a teacher. Pete was part of my inspiration. I will remember him fondly as a mentor and more importantly, my friend. Rest well Pete."

This tribute was added by lynda marinics on 12th September 2012

"I wish to express my love for Peter and my condolences to all his loved ones, especially his wife Stephie and all his children and grandchildren.Peter is a man who makes the world a better place because of his presence.
I know he is watching over all his loved ones sending them love, fond memories and sharing the peace that is beyond all understanding."

This tribute was added by Julie Shafer on 11th September 2012

"My condolences for the loss of your beloved Peter.  Although I didn't know him personally, I have always felt a kinship with the Gonos family.  My grandmother, Mabel Ferguson, was dear friends with Peter's Mother, Sylvia.  I was with Grandma many times while she was visiting and Sylvia always made me feel special. I'm sure Peter had that same loving heart and that he will be missed dearly."

This tribute was added by Andrea Austin on 6th September 2012

"I am blessed to have had his love in my life, and for my girls to know such a loving Papou."


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