Paul E. Peters of Chicago, died on Feb. 27, 2023, surrounded by family, ending a brave battle with cancer. Born on October 26, 1966, he lived in Chicago his entire life, attending Hawthorne and St. Ladislaus elementary schools, and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1984. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 11, 1980.
He served as an altar boy at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church. Later in life he became an active member of Edgebrook Lutheran Church.
He loved fishing with his father and later with his daughters. A history buff, he was amazingly knowledgeable about historic, current, and political events. His hobbies included cooking and eating good food, and watching Dr. Who and the Star Trek franchise on TV. An avid sports fan, he loved the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. He valued family, loved meeting and relating to people, and enjoyed travel.
He was co-owner of Westgate Flowers in Oak Park for over 34 years with his good friend, Adam Szetela. He was well-known for his artistry in floral design and arrangements, and took great pride in a job well done. An outgoing person with a ready smile and optimistic outlook, he made everyone feel he was their friend.
Paul was the husband of Dora Navarro Peters; the father of Marie Navarro Peters and Rose Navarro Peters; the son of Barbara Ann Hauffe and the late Richard Albert Peters; and the brother of Linda Cybul and Marianne Peters. He is survived by many cousins, nephews and a niece, and a great-niece and great-nephew and will be greatly missed by his in-laws.
A memorial service will be held at Edgebrook Lutheran Church, 5252 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. Private interment will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Edgebrook Lutheran Church are appreciated.