Peter L. Sabutis
Published in News
Tribune (Tacoma) on October 20, 2011
Sabutis. Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Elizabeth (Rask)
Sabutis, and his stepdaughter, Sister Maria Francis. He is survived by
his brother-in-law, Larry Rask of Bothell, sister-in-law, Dolores (Schiesz)
Rask, and nephews, Jeffrey, Dennis, Martin and Michael Rask.
Pete graduated from Lincoln High School and served in the U.S. Army during
WWII. He saw action in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands, and received
2 Bronze Stars and The Purple Heart.
Pete was a talented artist and a master woodcarver.
He played for the Tacoma Tigers Professional Baseball Team, and was one
of the best left-handed pitchers in the Pierce County area. He was inducted
in to the Tacoma Pierce County Hall of Fame, and he also received their
Old Timers CY Greenlaw Award.
Pete was a member of the Tacoma Elks #174, the Meadow Park Golf Course,
and the Tacoma Outboard Association.
In 1982, after 31 years of service, Pete retired from the Northwestern
A private gathering will be held at a later date.
Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery.
Special thanks to caregivers Larry & Ruby Sant. Please leave online
condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home,