After graduation Pete spent two years at the Naval Air Rocket Test Station in Dover, N.J., and another year as a public-works officer in French Morocco before resuming his academic career to earn a master’s degree in structural engineering from Columbia and, some years later, a second master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in business administration.
Pete then began a successful career as a structural engineer, working with various firms on both coasts to design industrial structures and bridges. He spent many years as vice president of the Parsons Brinckerhoff engineering firm of San Francisco and also served as president of the San Francisco chapter of the Project Management Institute. He was a key engineer and project manager for such high-profile projects as the H-3 tunnel in Hawaii, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the Los Angeles Metro.
Pete was deeply involved in the life of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Belmont, Calif., where he served on the Parish Council for more than 40 years and was involved in the design and development of the church buildings.
Pete died Feb. 9, 2022, at his home in San Mateo, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances; four of their five children; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.