Professor emeritus of Temple University passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 91. Born on Jan. 16, 1926, in Phila., Peter completed his undergraduate studies in mathe-matics at Temple University and went on to receive his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Peter was a mathematics professor at Temple for over 40 years. He was a devoted member of Somerton United Methodist Church where he served as President of the Methodist Men and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In his later years, he volunteered at the Somerton Interfaith Food Bank. Peter gave 100 percent to everything he did and was always willing to lend a hand. He will always be remembered for his incred-ible intelligence, his wonderful sense of humor, his devotion to his family and his loyalty to the Temple Owls basketball team.
Peter is survived by his beloved wife Jeanie, of Hatboro, his daughter Joann Johnson and her husband Dan, of Feasterville, and his 3 adored grandchildren, Danny and Amanda Johnson of Feaster-ville and Killian Hagis of Raleigh, NC. He was pre-deceased by his son, Lt. Col. (USAF Retired) Peter Scott Hagis. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Schmidt, of Gettysburg, and other nieces and nephews. The family would like to express extreme appreciation to his caregiver Musu (Sue).
A Visitation will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 10 A.M. at Somerton United Methodist Church (chapel), 13073 Bustleton Ave, Phila., 19116; a Memorial Service will follow at 11 A.M. also at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully like donations made to Temple University or The Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 18, 2018.