Peter Michael Joseph Biasi, 68, Army aviator, airborne ranger who retired as a major

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Peter Michael Joseph Biasi
Peter Michael Joseph Biasi

Peter Michael Joseph Biasi, a native of Hicksville, New York and a Yorktown resident since 1983, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at the age of 68.

Peter completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Scranton where he was also an ROTC cadet. Upon graduation in 1969, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

Highlights of his military career included: airborne ranger, armor officer and an Army aviator (helicopters). His aviation assignments in the U.S., Korea and Puerto Rico were the ones he loved the most. He earned a master’s degree during his time in the service and in 1989, he retired from the Army having achieved the rank of major.

After retirement, he enjoyed working with young high school students at Peninsula Catholic and Bruton High School where he assisted his wife coaching track and cross-country. Peter was an active volunteer with the Peninsula Track Club for the past 30 years and could be found at most events or races on any given weekend. He loved biking and coaching his wife, an avid runner, supporting her running endeavors. He was a devout Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Biasi; sons, Michael and his wife Kathryn, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Raymond and his wife Melissa, of Chesapeake; sister, Lauretta Rayzak and her husband Joseph, of Hicksville, New York; and grandchildren, Preston, Lila Anne, Clara and Joseph.

A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Joly officiating. A graveside service with military honors followed at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Donations may be made in Peter’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Cancer Society.

Please leave online condolences for the family in the comment section below. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home.

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