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 Peteris “Peter” Berzins

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Peteris “Peter” Berzins

Birth
Riga, Latvia
Death
27 Nov 2005 (aged 62)
Kenmore, King County, Washington, USA
Burial
Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington, USA
Plot
G15 Birch Section, Lot 11E, Sp. 2
Memorial ID
182067096 View Source

Peter Berzins was born in Riga, Latvia in 1943 to Irene and Arnold Berzins. He is survived by his beloved son Matthew Peter Berzins, and many incredible friends and family whom he loved deeply.

Peter came to the US when he was seven year old, as many displaced persons did during the World War II. Speaking no English he started school and achieved high grades. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1961. He entered the University of Washington in 1961 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968, during the last year of his Law school. He fought for our country in Vietnam then came home to finish his schooling in 1971. He became a Public Defender for Seattle and went into private practice with Mike Magee in 1976. He went to work with Bianchi, Tobin and Rinaldi and later Schlosser in 1980 then became a Partner with Al and George Bianchi in 1987 and remained with that firm until his stroke in 1996. Peter's high level of integrity, honor, and love for his profession as a Defense Attorney gave him extreme joy and a meeting of "like" men whom he thought of as his "brothers". Peter had a huge fight with illness beginning in 1985 with Cancer, which he beat. He then had a stroke in 1996 and had to leave his practice with Al and George Bianchi. He fought hard to stay with us this long for his son's sake, but ended up succumbing to pneumonia on Sunday, November 27th in his home. He was deeply loved and will be missed. His Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Acacia Funeral Home. Following the service we will gather at Peter and Matt's home, *** Kenmore, Washington.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 2, 2005

Peter Berzins was born in Riga, Latvia in 1943 to Irene and Arnold Berzins. He is survived by his beloved son Matthew Peter Berzins, and many incredible friends and family whom he loved deeply.

Peter came to the US when he was seven year old, as many displaced persons did during the World War II. Speaking no English he started school and achieved high grades. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1961. He entered the University of Washington in 1961 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968, during the last year of his Law school. He fought for our country in Vietnam then came home to finish his schooling in 1971. He became a Public Defender for Seattle and went into private practice with Mike Magee in 1976. He went to work with Bianchi, Tobin and Rinaldi and later Schlosser in 1980 then became a Partner with Al and George Bianchi in 1987 and remained with that firm until his stroke in 1996. Peter's high level of integrity, honor, and love for his profession as a Defense Attorney gave him extreme joy and a meeting of "like" men whom he thought of as his "brothers". Peter had a huge fight with illness beginning in 1985 with Cancer, which he beat. He then had a stroke in 1996 and had to leave his practice with Al and George Bianchi. He fought hard to stay with us this long for his son's sake, but ended up succumbing to pneumonia on Sunday, November 27th in his home. He was deeply loved and will be missed. His Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Acacia Funeral Home. Following the service we will gather at Peter and Matt's home, *** Kenmore, Washington.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 2, 2005


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  • Created by: Stephen Kronberg
  • Added: 4 Aug 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 182067096
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182067096/peteris-berzins: accessed ), memorial page for Peteris “Peter” Berzins (5 Feb 1943–27 Nov 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 182067096, citing Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington, USA; Maintained by Stephen Kronberg (contributor 46985297) .