The Obit For Peter Spily

Peter J. Spily
July 17, 1916 - April 14, 2011

Published in the Los Angeles Times on April 29, 2011


Born in Santa Clara CA., Peter grew up in the orchard farming community of Mountain View CA. He attended Mountain View High School where he excelled at baseball, basketball, football and track. He was honored a football scholarship and attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA. Peter played 2 years in minor league baseball and then enlisted in the Marine Corp on 12/08/1941. He honorably served with his platoon in WWII and fought in the battle for Iwo Jima.

After the war he married the love of his life, Ann Kriste. Peter worked for Pacific Telephone Company for over 34 years before retiring in 1981. He moved to North San Diego County and resided in Encinitas and the last 8 years in San Marcos, CA.

Peter leaves his wife Ann of 64 years, his brother in-law John Kriste, his son Jim and wife Sarah, grandchildren John, Ellen, a neice and nephew as well as numerous friends.

Peter was humble, generous, and loving person and he will be greatly missed by all.
Many thanks to Hospice of North County and to his loving caregivers.

At Peter's request, services will be private.