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Dr. Peter T. Hountras

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Dr. Peter T. Hountras Obituary
Dr. Peter T. Hountras went to his eternal home peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2013, and is now rejoicing in the presence of his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Timothy and Ethel Hountras; sister, Kathleen Ewing, her husband, Paul, and their son, George.

Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Helen; children, John (Nancy), Dean (Ereni) Hountras; grandsons, Peter (Stacy), Nicholas (Lauren) and David Hountras; sister, Mary Levendos; brother-in-law, Nicholas Madias (Marian); sister-in-law, Maritza Loizos; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Peter graduated from the University of Toledo at the age of 18 with B.S. and B.Ed degrees. He received his A.M and Ph.D from the University of Michigan in Psychology.

He had a distinguished academic career as a professor and administrator at the Universities of Michigan, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, North Dakota, and Eastern Michigan.

His professional career also included 25 years as a clinical psychologist. The last eight years he was the psychologist at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Holland.

Peter has published extensively in psychological journals and in Christian periodicals. His most recent professional contributions have appeared in the Church Herald of Reformed Church of America.

He was actively involved in the life of the church serving as elder, teaching, speaking, and leading Christian workshops, seminars, and retreats.

Peter loved the Lord and served Him faithfully and wholeheartedly throughout his lifetime.

Funeral services to honor Peter's faith and life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch Street, Zeeland MI 49464. Visitation will be 1-3:45 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Royal Park Place, 500 Parkside Dr., Zeeland, MI 49464, Community Reformed Church, Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd., Holland, MI 49423. The Hountras Family is being served by Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. www.yntemafh.com
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Nov. 26, 2013
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