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HANKS, Peter Vilas Age 72, of Lexington, MA died Saturday February 16 at Beth Israel Hospital after a long illness. Peter was born in Urbana, Illinois on May 21,1940. He graduated from the Cambridge School of Weston and continued on to receive a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University. Peter was married to Stephanie on December 18, 1965; they were married 48 years. Pete worked as an electrical engineer for Draper Labs most of his adult life. He enjoyed windsurfing, scuba diving, physical fitness. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He was decorated with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Peter is survived by his wife, Stephanie, his daughter Rachel Hanks German, her husband Chris and his two grandsons Michael and David German. He is also survived by his mother Jane Hanks, his brother Nick, and his two nieces Jennifer Hanks-Allaire, and Charlotte Hanks-Andrews. Peter is preceded in death by his brother Tobias R.Hanks and his father, Lucien M. Hanks Jr. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the . A memorial service will be held at a later date. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel Brezniakrodman.com "Family Owned"

Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 24, 2013
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