In Memory of

Peter

Fillios

Obituary for Peter Fillios

Peter Fillios passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The middle son of three children, he was born to George and Emorphilia on May 26, 1930, both immigrants from Greece. Peter was raised in Manhattan for most of his childhood until the family settled in the Throggs Neck section of The Bronx. Peter married his beloved wife Josephine and the couple embarked on a what would become a full, rewarding life that included two sons, four grandchildren and a great grandson.

Peter learned the value of hard work, honesty, integrity, and perfecting the gift of gab. His personality and warmth were infectious to even strangers that he felt compelled to speak with as regular passengers in his yellow taxicab. Peter was a Specialist Third Class veteran of the US Army from 1953 to 1955 who served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged to attend college.

As the consummate entrepreneur, his professional work experience was not linear. From his early days with General Motors Acceptance Corporation or GMAC underwriting auto loans and teaching music at Juilliard to becoming an insurance salesman at Met Life, starting his own insurance agency to owning and operating a transportation business including yellow medallion taxicabs and Lincoln Town cars. In his retirement years, he continued to work in service oriented businesses including working in the supermarket deli in Throggs Neck where he earned the nickname Pepe for his never-ending energy.

He loved spending time with his children, sharing stories, playing games such as scrabble, dancing and singing along to his favorite music. He was always there to offer guidance, support, and encouragement, no matter what challenges they faced.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, Peter was loved and will be missed by many. He is pre-deceased by the love of his life, Josephine, and his brother Augustus. He is survived by his sons, Peter, Michael and his wife Lisa, four grandchildren and one great grandson and his beloved Theresa, his life partner for over 15 years.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the James J. Peters Veterans Hospital in his memory. https://www.pay.gov/public/form/start/46646309/