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    Peter Anastasios Biris

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    Saturday, May 28, 2022


    Thursday, June 02, 2022


    10:30 AM





    Peter Anastasios Biris, 73, passed away in Chicago, IL on May 28, 2022.

    Peter came from Greece to the U.S. in the late 60’s where he attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. He worked in hospitality for many years at the Cape Cod Room, Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Palmer House Hilton, and Sheraton Chicago. He gave 1000% to his clients, always going the extra mile and made everything personal, earning him the compliment of “legendary” from many meeting planners. While known as the consummate professional in his career, Peter gave even more of himself personally to his friends and family. He loved visiting his family with Cathy in Greece each summer, and he was a friend to everyone, no matter what their walk in this life. Whether talking politics with friends, cooking up a gourmet meal for them or sending a thoughtful card, Peter embraced everyone close to him.

    Peter is survived by his wife, Cathy Dunn Biris, daughter of the late Joan and David Dunn and brother, Robert, niece of Donald Reisman and the late Shirley Reisman of Atlanta; his sister, Kathi Karpouzos and her husband, Nikos; his nephews, Dimitris Karpouzos and Tasos Karpouzos; and his grandnephew, Nikolas Karpouzos. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eftihia Lalou Biris and Anastasios Biris.

    Burial services will be private for the immediate family, but a celebration of Peter’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate in his memory to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or The Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Gail Harris

    Cathy, I knew you at Northside HS. I am so very sorry for your loss. May Peter's memory be a blessing.

  • Maria Lang

    Rest in peace my dear friend, we'll miss you so dearly, we will save those wonderful memories of our dinners together with you and Cathy in our hearts. Lobe you.

  • John and Sylvia Kinney

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We are always here John and Sylvia Kinney

  • Malik kolsawala

    Cathy please accept my condolence and I pray for peters soul to Rest In Peace always. Amen. My first boss in USA and helped me start the American dream. Truly kind heated and always promoted on merit based.the industry has lost a true champion. Rip Mr Peter Birus

  • Allyson Ludewig

    There are no adequate words for how strong friendship can be. I love you, Cathy??

  • Zoe Lalopoulos

    Dear Cathy Our beloved friend Peter will be deeply missed .We had so many wonderful times together over the course of 40 years . He was an amazing person, friend and he will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time ! May his soul Rest In Peace and may his memory be eternal ! Our deepest love , Hristos , Zoe , Adam and Peggy

  • Sylvia Allen Kinney

    Heaven has received a remarkable man. I am glad I could be with you Cathy and Peter during the journey. We all have wonderful memories of Peter to help bring a smile. Bless his heart ?? I love you both. Sylvia Allen Kinney

  • Patti Gill Hanewall

    Cathy I am so very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. The obituary words are exactly what I remember of Peter. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Debbie

    Dear Cathy My love and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time! Love Debbie

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