PANTAZELOS, Peter G. Age 85, of Lincoln, passed away on Nov 26 at The Emerson Hospital in Concord after suffering a Stroke. Peter was born in Somerville, MA in 1930; his parents George and Marion (Pappageorgacopoulos) came from Greece to America through Ellis Island in the late 1800's. Until the age of 9 when Peters father suffered a stroke, Peter rode in his father's truck peddling fruit in Cambridge in Harvard Square and Brattle Street. His father was unable to speak and Paraplegic, and lived for 30 years under the care of his wife, Peter and his brother Tom. Tom was born in 1934, and died at the age of 52 from cancer. Peter excelled at piano in high school, and was offered scholarships to NE Conservatory of Music and the Engineering School at Northeastern. For economic reasons, he chose engineering and graduated in 1953 with honors. He then went to M.I.T. Graduate School, where he received a masters degree in 1955. While at M.I.T., he invented a method of building an analog computer box to multiply 2 variables and convert to digital mode. He was a founder of Hydel Co. in Waltham, where he developed a new braking system for trains. Hydel was sold to American Brake Shoe Co. in 1959. Peter then joined Thermo Electron in 1960, where he was executive VP and Chief Financial officer for 40 years. He served as President of Cumberland Farms during a financial crisis in the late 80's. He married Hytho Haseotes in 1963 and had 2 children George in 1972 and Marion in 1973. He was Treasurer of the Lincoln Nursery School, Treasurer and President of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and a member of Leadership 100. He was a member of Brae Burn County Club where he served as Treasurer, he was a member of the Hamilton Trust and The Villages. He was President of Alpha Omega Council in Boston. He is survived by his wife Hytho of 53 years, his son George and his wife Carrie (York) and their children Maia and Peter. His daughter Marion and her husband Mark Russell and their Children Sophia, Catherine and Luke, and many footprints on the sands of time. Peter is brother of the late Theophanes and Spyros. Also survived by his sister-in-law Carolyn Pantazelos of Florida and her children Robert and Betsy.|
Funeral Services will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 17 Meriam St. Lexington on Wednesday, Nov 30th at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. There will be a 1 hour visitation prior to the service at the Church from 10 AM to 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations, in his memory, may be made M.I.T. Age Lab, 1 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA 02142. Interment Lexington Rd. Cemetery, Lincoln, MA. Arrangements under the direction of The Douglass Funeral Home, LEXINGTON, MA.
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Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 28, 2016