Obituaries 7-1

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 03:42 PM.

Peter Samuel Dimaggio

Mr. Peter Samuel Dimaggio, 72, passed away June 30, 2013. He was born July 1, 1940 in Buffalo, New York to Archie Dimaggio and Hortense Esther Chiavarro Dimaggio.

Mr. Dimaggio is the son of Italian immigrants. He was formally of Montgomery, Ala., where he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery. He was a resident of Freeport in the Hammock Bay community since 2010 and a member of the Niceville United Methodist Church where he served in the orchestra, choir, and the Stephen Ministry. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Air Force before retiring. He was also in the Air Commando A-26 Unit. He was the recipient of various medals, including the Silver Star. He was active in the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis Club, Air Commando Association, and VFW.

Mr. Dimaggio was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Dimaggio; sons, Peter Samuel Dimaggio, Jr., and Lanier Archie Dimaggio.

Mr. Dimaggio is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Gwen Lanier Dimaggio; children, Valerie Shonts and husband Eric of Lake Onion, Mich., Bethel Ziesenitz and husband Glenn of Atlanta, Ga., and Peter (Trinit) Dimaggio III and wife Harmony of Austin, Ark.; and eight loving grandchildren.

Visitation services will be held from 9-10 a.m. July 3 at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Drive South.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. July 3 Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Drive South with Dr. Herstel Carter and the Rev. Chuck Ashley officiating.

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