In Memory

Pete Smiley

Pete Smiley

Peter Edward Smiley

Peter Edward Smiley Aug. 22, 1945 Aug. 3, 2018 Peter was born in San Francisco to Josephine Stanley Smiley and Spencer "Pete" Smiley. They moved to Ross when he was two, where he was fortunate to have an idyllic childhood. He participated in many sports, hiking and biking in the hills of Marin, scouts, swimming etc. While living in Ross he developed a love for Model A Fords and bought his first one when he was 13 for $20. During his lifetime he owned several 'A's and a Speedster, which he completely restored. Peter graduated from Redwood High School in 1963 and Sonoma State University. Peter worked for Otis Elevator Company's Portland Oregon office for 30 years and made many lifelong friends there. He was known in the industry for his integrity and honesty. He was an active member of the Beavers Model A Club and NW Speedsters. After his retirement from Otis, he volunteered at Tuality Hospital and was a member of St. Pius X Church. Peter leaves his loving wife of 50 years, Catherine Briones Smiley; daughter, Anne Karman (Dave); son, Peter Michael (Ellen) and four grandchildren all of Seattle. He also leaves his sister, Joan Shattuck (Alan) of Sacramento and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00am September 15 at St. Pius X Church in Portland with a reception to follow. The members of his Model A group will arrive in their Model A's as a tribute to Peter. Memorial donations may be made in Peter's name to Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation for Cancer Research or a charity of your choice. Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sept. 9, 2018

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09/19/18 06:58 AM #1    

Edward (Jeff) Garrison

Pete was a high school friend of mine.  He was a good guy and "cool".  God bless his soul.

09/19/18 07:57 AM #2    

Phil Weil

It is sad to lose such a wonderful guy as Pete.  We always went to each other's birthday parties, Peter in August, mine in September.  In grammar school he was a good athelete.  Peter was always positive.  I can't forget his quip about working for Otis Elevator:  "Its an up and down business"!"  Love ya, Pete

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