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Peter C. Sapia of Atlantic Beach, FL passed away June 14, 2018 surrounded by the love of family and friends. Born September 26, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York to Salvatore and Carmela Sapia. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1958 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he entered the U. S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and retired from the Reserves as a Captain. He was a Professional Engineer and worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. In 1982 he and his family moved to Atlantic Beach where he took a position as a General Engineer for the Public Works Department at Mayport Naval Station. After several years, he left to pursue a career in real estate. He was a Real Estate Broker and acted as manager for several Beaches brokerages before joining his wife Joan in establishing Property Care Services, Inc., a successful property management company. After selling the firm to Prudential Network Realty, he pursued his interest in real estate investments.
Peter was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville Beach, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5535 and Fourth Degree Father Capodanno Assembly. He was a longtime member of The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. He was avid tennis player throughout his life and enjoyed playing tennis at the Atlantic Beach Country Club. Peter loved to travel the world with his wife but especially enjoyed returning to the beach.
Peter is survived by his wife Joan of 55 years, his children Peter, Jr. (Mary Kate), Paul (Michelle), Dr Jeanine Sapia Wihbey (Wayne), four granddaughters Alyssa, Gianna, Katherine Wihbey and Giselle Sapia and step-grandchildren Daniel Herlehy and Haley Frazler. He was pre-deceased by his parents and brother (Joseph).
Visitation will be held at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday June 20th. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 11:00am Thursday June 21st.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Paul’s Catholic Church Legacy of Faith or Community Hospice & Palliative Care.
St. Paul's Legacy of Faith Campaign (Building Fund)
224 5th St. N, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250
Community Hospice and Palliative Care
4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville FL 32257