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Peter Paul Stuhre

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SALEM, N.Y. -- Peter Paul Stuhre, 65, a resident of Keys Road, died on Saturday morning, Dec. 27, 2003, at his residence following a long illness. He was born in Riga, Latvia, on Dec. 8, 1938, and was the son of the late Otto and Wanda D. (Urban) Stuhre. He received his education in Germany, and moved to the United States in 1956. He joined the Air Force in 1957 and stayed in for four years and then joined the Army where he stayed until 1978. He served with the Military Police and did one tour of duty in Viet Nam.

While serving he has lived again in Germany and Italy. He married the former Lera Corlis in Jericho, Vt. on June 19. 1960. Following his retirement from the military, he has had operated a vinyl and leather repair business, and for the last several years has been a driver for Garelick Farms, formerly of Bennington, now in East Greenbush.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuhre have also lived in Wyoming while ministering to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mr. Stuhre enjoyed walking, hiking, camping and listeningto classical and opera music by the hour. He also was a photographer and drew sketches. He is a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Cambridge.

Besides his wife, his is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard Stuhre of Cambridge, and Michael and Marva Stuhre of Alum Creek, W.Va. He has one daughter, Brigitte Stuhre of Salem, and nine nieces and nephews. Mr. Stuhre is predeceased by one sister, Brigitte Meyer.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 3, at1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Cambridge.

Interment will take place privately, and there are no calling hours scheduled. Arrangements are under the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 29, 2003
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