Condolences for Peter Kallas

Peter Estus and Nancy Estus posted on 4/1/19

We are saddened to learn of Peter’s passing but grateful to have known him as a neighbor and member of The Friends of Point au Roche State Park. Peter freely expressed a deep appreciation for his life in the United States and enriched our understanding of world events by sharing his experience in Estonia and around the world. We also shared his love for Point au Roche State Park where he often enjoyed walking. It was always a pleasure to see him.


Gary McFarlane posted on 3/6/19

I met Pete at DeVeaux School in Niagara Falls 1950 for our 7th grade. He was always no 1 in his class or 2. He was very good in all sports. His Father lived at the school which was a boarding school. His Dad was a wonderful teacher and very strict with Pete. I only saw Pete once after graduation and remember him as very competent , dependable and a leader. Does not surprise me he had a good life as he said. Blessed to have known him.


Jacquie Stoneberger posted on 2/21/19

I am so sorry to hear about Peter. We shared a love of reading and I was just thinking about him recently and wanted to make sure he read A Gentleman from Moscow. Please accept my sincerest sympathies.


Peter Sweet posted on 2/21/19

Sorry to hear of your passing. Peter and I were fraternity brothers, roommates and basketball teammates. Several times he joined us for Thanksgiving dinners in Philly during college and after. He was a groomsman in our wedding in 1962. We had less contact as I moved West to Chicago and then Portland. The last time we saw each other was when we were both living in LA during the early 90's. Some how we missed connecting in recent years. I will always remember the great times we had. My condolences to Mara and his family.


Neboysha R. Brashich posted on 2/17/19

Dear Mara - I was thinking of Peter today, so I googled him. To my sock, learned he had passed away last month. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this very difficult time. Two refugees - one from Estonia and the other from Yugoslavia - became close friends during our years at SAIS and thereafter. Occasionally talked and met, once the opportunity to meet you Mara here on the North fork of Long Island. I will miss him, his humor and friendship over the years. May he rest in Peace. If you are ever in this area, please let us know. Neb


Bill O'Neill posted on 1/20/19

Peter and I were fraternity brothers at Brown 1956-1960, and we kept in touch over the years. He came to my daughter's wedding in New York, we attended our 50th Reunion together at Brown, visited in the Adirondacks, etc. all of which I am very grateful for, in addition to meeting Mara through Peter. I am sad and shocked that Peter has passed away. I will miss him. He was a great guy, a wonderful pal, and our hearts go out to Mara and all of Peter's family. He fought the good fight. He finished the race. He kept the faith. Amen.


Dave Brockway posted on 1/16/19

Peter and I met at Brown University, played on the varsity basketball team, and, after graduation, stayed in touch through the ebbs and flows of our lives. He enjoyed fishing at our lake cottage (one summer, he painted from the place from top-to-bottom, end-to-end), lived with us for a time in Somerville, MA and Cape Elizabeth, ME, and always remained a constant friend to me and my wife. He was forever reading, especially current events, and saw world politics through the lens of an Estonian-born immigrant who embraced American citizenship but never lost a perspective formed as a world traveler. In our last conversation in early January, he was savoring his recent visits with his three children and his southern-based grandchildren. During our talk, he acknowledged that he had had a good life. Peace and Blessings, Pete. Thanks you Mara -- you are a "stand up gal"!


Noreen Houck posted on 1/16/19

We are thinking of you Mara at this difficult time. We have many fond memories of Peter over the last 15 years of diners and conversations. Our prayers are with you. Love Noreen, Nate, and Hadley


Bob Crandall and Spiritual Care posted on 1/15/19

Mara; Everyone here at Spiritual Care is praying for you and your husband. I am sending positive energy your way as well. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Also please let me know about arrangements. Bob Crandall


Mary Clifford posted on 1/15/19

I have wonderful memories of Peter and Mara's life together since they choose to share an anniversary with Michael and I and were married at our home in Laurel LI. We always enjoyed our time with Peter, he was such an accomplised, interesting person with so much to contribute.


Judy Cavanaugh and Carl Lutters posted on 1/15/19

We extend our sincere sympathy to Peter’s family as we remember our friend. Peter loved to share news about each of you, and his pride in and love of his family was always evident. Peter also shared the rich stories of his Estonian roots, always humble about a lifetime of amazing personal and professional accomplishments. We are grateful that we were able to spend a few days with Peter in Wilmington last spring. We will always treasure memories of our gentle and gracious friend.


Cousin,s Michael,John twomey. Sneem co Kerry. Ireland. posted on 1/15/19

Peter kallas,R,I,P