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 Pete “W O R M” Stipanovich

Pete “W O R M” Stipanovich

Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Death 11 Jun 2005 (aged 62)
Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science, Specifically: to the University of Utah Medical Center
Memorial ID 89156566 · View Source
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Pete Stipanovich

Pete Stipanovich, AKA W.O.R.M
Colorful, Salt Lake personality passed away June 11, 2005.

Born Aug 10, 1942 to Pete N and Mary Louise Steinmetz Stipanovich, in Kansas City, KS. Came to Utah in 1956 to be with parents. Graduated from Judge Memorial HS 1960. Served in US Navy 60-64. Married Toni Barrola. Later divorced.

Worked for the UP Railroad.

Preceded in death two brothers, Nick and Ray. Survived by one son, David; brothers and sister, Paul, Joe, Tony, Nancy and John.

Body donated to U of U Medical.

Memorial services Monday, June 20th, 3 p.m. at Art City Rehab & Nursing Home, 321 East 800 South, Springville, Utah. 84663 Thanks to the VA, RRB and Art City.

(Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 17, 2005)
I knew Pete through my husband who worked at the VAMC in Salt Lake City. He liked Pete not just because of his antics but also becuase Pete was a genuinely nice person with lots of charisma.

Pete was in and out of many Utah hospitals, (including the VAMC because he was a veteran) because the police just did not know where to put him when his demons acted up. He was not a criminal, they really liked him, and wanted a safe place for him.

He chose the name "WORM" (which means: World Order of Righteous Mankind) and at one time had it tattooed on his forehead. He also wanted to change his legal name. Sometimes he would wear a red cape and cap as a devil image to remind everyone that we all had a dark side in us. Even in his troubles he made a very good point!

I met Pete once at the VA-he was very charming and gracious. I can really understand why people liked him so very much.


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  • Created by: Pat Pitcher
  • Added: 26 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89156566
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pete “W O R M” Stipanovich (10 Aug 1942–11 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89156566, ; Maintained by Pat Pitcher (contributor 46851188) Body donated to medical science, who reports a to the University of Utah Medical Center.