Julius Alexander Peter, beloved brother, father, and friend, died peacefully on April 10, 2023. He was born in Budapest, Hungary to Alexander and Barbara (Haviar) Peter on August 25, 1941. The family fled Hungary during the bombings of World War II, emigrated to the United State and eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio.
Julius graduated from Benedictine High School in 1960, then attended John Carroll University and Fenn College Technical Institute. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1963, graduated from the Signal Center and School in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and served twice in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He married Aniko Szentkiralyi in 1975 and they were blessed with a daughter, Idiko. Julius and Aniko later divorced.
He retired from active duty in 1986 and made Akron, Ohio his home. Continuing his education, he graduated with distinction in Electronics Technology from the University of Akron in 1995. In his retirement years he kept busy with minor electrical repairs and handiwork projects. Julius had a wry sense of humor and seriousness that hid a kind spirit. He was an avid reader, loved gardening and relied on his faith to see him through the storms of life. He was a long term member of Saint Sebastian Catholic Church.
Julius was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Barbara Peter; his brother Alexander and his niece Astrid, and his dear Keresztmama (Godmother). He is survived by his daughter Ildiko (Michael) Szentkiralyi Rundbaken, grandson Jozsef: sisters: Eniko (Andras) Szentkiralyi, Barbara (Lewis) Peter Morris, and Cecilia (Barry) Wemyss; cousin Aurelia Navarro; and extended loving relatives.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 3 to 5 PM at Hummel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Rd., Akron Ohio. Graveside burial with military honors and interment will be on Monday, April 24, 2023 beginning at 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 100 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron, Ohio.