Peter was a graduate of Elyria High School. He was a 21 year veteran of the United States Navy. Peter loved his dogs. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Mendes Ellis; his daughters, Vera and Neva, both of Florida; sons, Peter John II of Akron, Daniel of San Diego and Steven of Connecticut; sisters, Cynthia (Stanley) Trycinski of Streetsboro, Loretta (Robert Moran) Minadeo of Elyria; grandchildren, Lillian Ellis and Jerimiah Hargrove.
Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Ellis and Patricia Ellis McIntyre (nee Cosma-Constantino); sister, Bonnie Ellis-Brown.
Family will be present to receive friends Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1 until 4 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626. Graveside services will be held 12:30 P.M., Monday July 14, 2014, at the Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Rittman, where full military honors will be held. Please meet at the gate by 12:15 P.M.