Peter George Sotos

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Peter George Sotos

<p><p>Peter George Sotos, son of George and Margaret (Vilvin) Sotos, passed </p><p>peacefully in his sleep in his favorite chair watching his favorite cowboy </p><p>movies on Sunday, May 19th after having a leisurely breakfast with his </p><p>current wife, Patricia, while watching his favorite CBS Sunday Morning </p><p>show. Despite many health challenges, including severe scoliosis, COPD, </p><p>and complications related to his heart, Peter defied the odds and lived a </p><p>long and full life.</p><p>Peter was born on December 26th, 1948 in Elgin, Illinois where he spent </p><p>much of his childhood and graduated from Dundee High School and later </p><p>from Northern Illinois University. After graduation in 1973, Peter moved to </p><p>Corvallis, Oregon where he taught for a year before moving back to </p><p>Madison to settle down. Rather than teaching, Peter took up the science of </p><p>wood finishings and worked for the US Forest Service at Forest Products </p><p>Laboratory for 35 years until retirement. </p><p>In 2002, Peter married Patricia Green with whom he enjoyed many active </p><p>years: traveling all over the world, spending time with family, and exploring </p><p>healthy lifestyle changes. Peter retired in 2011 from Forest Products </p><p>Laboratory and spent his retirement years focussing on his passions, which </p><p>included managing his silver portfolio; visiting and taking care of his tree </p><p>farm in Oxford, Wisconsin; traveling around the country; discussing his </p><p>beliefs, hopes and dreams; and watching YouTube videos about travel, </p><p>world politics, art, and movies. He also looked forward to playing </p><p>sheepshead with his friends and was always ready for a game of chess. </p><p>Peter was a deeply thoughtful and gentle soul who always sought human </p><p>connection. Peter leaves behind his wife, Patricia (Whitcomb), son, Joshua </p><p>(Tracy) Sotos, step-daughter Alisha, (Jay) Johnson, step-son, Jeremiah </p><p>Green, and beloved granddaughter, Kira Sotos. He was preceded in death </p><p>by his parents, George and Margaret Sotos, Jennifer (daughter), and </p><p>Rachel (Step-daughter).</p><p>Pete arranged to be cremated and the family will have a private memorial </p><p>service on his tree farm to inter his cremains at a later date. He will be </p><p>missed.</p></p>
December 26, 1948 - May 19, 202412/26/194805/19/2024
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June 11, 2024

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June 05, 2024

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May 30, 2024

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