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Peter Henry Lisius

October 17, 1975 — April 5, 2022

Peter Henry Lisius

Peter Henry Lisius, age 46, passed away on April 5, 2022.  He is survived by: parents, Carl and Charlotte Lisius of Oak Forest, Illinois; brother, Philip, and his sister-in-law, Jill, of Arlington Heights, Illinois; and nephews, Derek, Brenden and Caleb Lisius.
 
Peter was born on October 17, 1975 and received the blessings of Christian Baptism one month later.  He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tinley Park, Illinois and chose Romans 8:28 as his confirmation verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
 
Peter enjoyed learning, music and travel.  He was a great conversationalist and a supportive friend.  He loved to write and enjoyed playing piano and trumpet. Peter attended Trinity Lutheran School in Tinley Park, Illinois and Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois.  He graduated cum laude from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a double major in Music and History.  At Luther College he was selected as solo trumpeter, playing “The Trumpet Shall Sound” for Luther’s annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”  He also experienced a summer internship at the Smithsonian History Museum in Washington, D.C. Peter then completed a Master’s Degree in Library Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana with a specialization in Music Cataloging. 
 
Peter’s first professional position was as a music cataloguer at the New York Public Library.  He took advantage of the many cultural and historic opportunities in the New York metropolitan area.  He joined a semi-professional choir which went to Rome, Italy and sang before the Pope. 
 
Peter moved to Stow, Ohio and took a position as a music and media cataloguer at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.  He received a Master’s Degree in Music Theory at Kent and was eventually granted full tenure as a Kent professor.  Living near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park stimulated his interest in wildlife and nature.  He loved his home in Ohio, made many friends at Kent State, and developed close relationships with friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.  
 
The Lord saw fit to take Peter to his heavenly home where he is at peace. He will be missed by his loving family and all of his friends both near and far.  

A Service of Celebration and Remembrance will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 9, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect St., Akron, OH 44304. There will be an opportunity to visit with the family from 10 am to 10:45 am prior to the service.  All are invited to attend the luncheon in the church fellowship hall following interment in the Church's Meditation and Memorial Garden.  Livestreaming of the Service of Celebration and Remembrance will be available through Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for those unable to attend in person.

Arrangements entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-928-2147.

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