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Obituary of Peter-Michael Magee
Magee, Peter-Michael, 75, of St. Petersburg passed away on October 29, 2022 at the Hospice Care Unit in Bayfront Health from cancer complications. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, he came to the United States in his early 20s after completing his required German Army service. He attended SPJC and received his degree from University of Florida, Go Gators! He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Magee and his mother, Hinderika Smid. Peter is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nicki Magee; son Karsten (Hali); step-grandchildren Kyle and Maci: and soon to be granddaughter Elsa Magee due in February 2023; daughter Mireille Connor (Bobby); In-Laws Don and Barbara Knowles; Sister-in-law Trayci Knowles and husband Dori Familiant; nephews Adam and Ben; Brother-in-law Scott Knowles and wife Michelle Woods plus other extended family of Nicki and his cousins Karen Reis and Howie Waters in Canada.
Peter was an ultra athlete. Highlights: Ran the Boston Marathon in 1982. He completed the Hawaii Ironman in 1982 and 1983 (98th place). London to Brighton (53 miles) in 1984. Won age division in the 1984 Leland, Mississippi 50 miler. He ran the Western States Endurance Run 100 in 1984 in less than 23 hours. Came in 3rd place overall in the 1985 Double Ironman. Came in 2nd in the 1987 24hour Track Run. He won the Master's Division in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in 1992. Won age division in 1993 Madeira Beach Triathlon. He swam around Key West in 1994. He ran the Leadville Trail 100 in 1999 (going over 12,000 ft high in the Rockies) in less than 30 hours. He ran many Beach and Bay to Bay races and others too many to mention. In 2001, did a 100+ mile hike with his son on a Boy Scout Philmont, New Mexico High Adventure Trek. It was obvious that running, biking and swimming were his passion. Even in his 70s, most Saturdays you would find him biking from 30 to 50 miles. Frequently rode his bike to North Shore pool to swim a mile, then run a few miles and then ride bike back home.
He had a 20+ years successful career working door to door for Fuller Brush. Enjoyed so many friendships with those customers. Then worked for many years as a car salesman, first at Dew Cadillac downtown, then at Dimmitt Cadillac on Gandy and also in Clearwater. He had many repeat customers over the years. He bought many Cadillacs himself.
Peter loved to travel. He was driven to go to new places. He went to all 50 states and saw 49 of the capitals. He went to 95 of his goal of 100 different countries/territories/provinces. Enjoyed Cunard cruises. He had a knack for finding the best deals. He also loved music especially classical, opera, and 'oldies' from the 60s and 70s. He learned to play the piano after he retired.
Peter was constantly in motion, didn't know how to sit and relax. “First work then play”. Always talking, didn't know how to be quiet. He knew so many people. Made friends wherever he went. Always trying to make things better even when no one else wanted it. He loved his family, was so proud of his children and what they had accomplished. He will be missed.
A gathering in Peter’s honor will be held December 27 at 10:30am at Andersen/ McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 MLK Street North. At that time the family encourages any guest with a favorite ‘Peter Story’ to share it with others. As all who knew him well could attest- Peter was different. “No one like Peter!”To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Peter-Michael Magee, please visit Tribute Store
Celebration of Life
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
2201 Dr MLK Street N
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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