Peter N. Stavru
Peter N. Stavru, 100, of Ridgefield, CT, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at home in Ridgefield, CT.
Born in Lynn, MA, on July 29, 1913, Peter was the second of 10 children of Catherine and Nicholas Stavru.
Peter attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High in 1932. He then enrolled in Drexel University and graduated in business administration in 1941. Upon graduation he was employed by John Carruthers & Co of Boston, MA, serving as a senior accountant from 1942 to 1951. From 1951 to June 1963, he was employed as a comptroller for a number of corporations. In June of 1963 he was asked to return to the Carruthers firm in their Washington, DC,. office as a partner. This was followed by a request from the Interstate Commerce Commission to join their staff, where he held a dual position in the financial section as assistant chief and financial analyst supervisor.
In June of 1973, he retired and moved to Cape Cod, MA, with his wife, Ellie, where they lived for the next 33 years.
Peter was one of the leaders of St. Luke's Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA.
Additionally, in 1975, he organized the efforts to build a new facility for the Greek Church in Centerville, MA, on Cape Cod.
Peter and his deceased wife, Ellie, did much philanthropic work, including the Peter N. Stavru Annual Scholarship Fund, awarding two scholarships to students in financial need at Drexel University. He also established, with his brother, Angelo, the Peter N. and Angelo Stavru Scholarship Fund for two deserving graduating students of Lynn Classical High School.
Peter leaves behind one brother, Angelo Stavru, of Saugus, MA, and his sister, Anna Dragon, of Nahant, MA, as well as a number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton.
Family will receive visitors on Friday from 12 noon until time of services at the church.
Posted on 12 Sep 2013 by MFH