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Peter John Vandervlis


PETER JOHN VANDERVLIS was 77 years old when he passed away at his home on October 2nd, 2020.
Born on December 03, 1942  in Brooklyn , New York he was the son of John & Jennie Vandervlis.

Peter married Marta R. Vandervlis, at their home,  April 21, 1984 and were happily together 36 ½ years

Other survivors include: Sister, Barbara Adams of Seminole Florida, Nephews: Michael, Karen & Donald.
Survivor Adult Children, Sons/Daughter/ Wives/Husbands and Grandchildren: John Peter Vandervlis, wife Joanne,
Grandsons: Joseph and Jake Vandervlis, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, wife Jodi , Grandsons: Jamieson and Jadon Fitzpatrick,
Tony Fitzpatrick, wife Sherri, Grandsons & Granddaughter: Austin, William Fitzpatrick, Sidnee Summers Marlaine Fitzpatrick GRAHAM, with husband , Ace Graham. Grandsons: Roberto and Christopher Rubi Christopher M. Fitzpatrick with wife, Kelly, Grandchildren: Taylor and Cameron Fitzpatrick

Peter was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1961 to 1967  and toured: Vietnam , Cambodia, Philippines and Japan. He worked at GTE YELLOW PAGES as a Master Printer for 26 years, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Peter also volunteered for Bay Pines VA Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL for 2 years. Peter also was a PARC-Driver for the children & admin for 14 years.

Peter was a member of the Catholic Church: St. Cecelia, Clearwater and Ranchero Village Chapel, Largo, Florida American Legion # 252, Seminole, Florida, Veterans of Foreign Wars: VFW #7938 located at Ranchero Village, Largo, Florida and a life member of Veterans Plus, Inc.

Peter was born in Brooklyn, New York, moved to Babylon, New York with family, then to Florida in 1972

Peter enjoyed bowling, Boating, RVing/Motor Home and Cruising with family & friends. A/k/a/ known as “MR HANDYMAN” to ALL his kids and took a personal interest in football because of sons: Jim, Tony & Chris.

Peter’s proudest achievement was living the life of a MARINE, always: “SIMPER FI” to his God, his Wife and his Family.

Peter will be laid to rest at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., FL 33708 on October 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

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  • Marta R Vandervlis says:

    Peter John Anthony…THANK YOU for the 36 & 1/2 years you gave me and my children. There is nothing more than I can say, except you made it all perfect as perfect can be in everything. We love and miss you Marine.
    Until we meet again. I love and miss you.

  • John & Joanne Vandervlis says:

    Pop to us, Pop-Pop to our boys- Big bear hugs and mischievous smiles. We treasured our time together. Your advice, love and many laughs we shared are forever in our hearts.

  • Christina says:

    Rest In Peace Pete thanks for taking care of my cousin and all of her family and making her happy for all these years only wish we could have met. I know you will be watching over all of them. My cousin is very lucky she had you on her life and I know she Loved you Heart and Soul. I know you will be missed by allπŸ™πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ’– God Bless xoxo

  • Helene Liszka says:

    May You Rest In Peace Pete Though We Never Met I Can Just Tell By All The Pictures And Beautiful Things That Have Been Said About You That You Were A Wonderful Loving Person. I’m So Glad My Cousin Had You In Her Life.

  • Karen A Mitchell says:

    Dear Uncle Pete,
    Im so sad that we didnt get to see each other at the end. You will always be my cool uncle ever since I was little. I will miss you always.I love you. My love and condolences to your family. Kuqui, you made my uncle happy and for that Im grateful. Much love Karen

  • Marlie says:

    Pop,
    Thank you for loving us. Thank you for taking care of our mom for 36 1/2 years. Thank you for all the help and things you taught me. Thank you for the talks & laughs. Your kind smile & big blue eyes will be missed.
    Im glad I was with you and hope you are proud.
    Till we meet again πŸ™πŸΌ
    Love your favorite daughter ☺️

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