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Paris Peet

September 3, 1956 — May 1, 2024


In the tender embrace of a new day, we bid adieu to Paris Peet, whose spirit danced with the echoes of nature's verse and left us on May 1,2024, surrounded by his family.  He appropriately died on Global Love Day, a day dedicated to spreading love, compassion, and kindness.  

Born on September 3, 1956 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Paris and Margaret Peet. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Austin and Ernest.  

Paris is survived by his wife Claudia, his partner in life's graceful waltz for thirty-one years, where he found both solace and friendship.  The most cherished treasures of his legacy were his children and their families- Erin (Nathan), Neal (Danielle), Owen (Samantha), and Francis (Katie), who were the blossoms of his paternal tenderness.  He experienced great happiness in his grandchildren Brenton, Ronan, Frejya, and Finn, where he found the melodies of joy's everlasting refrain, and is also survived by one sister, Mary Jane, who brought him both laughter and guidance.  

Paris journeyed through the halls of wisdom at the University of Delaware and the University of South Carolina, where he wove the tapestry of knowledge with threads of passion. As a professor, he nurtured the flames of creativity at both East Carolina and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, sculpting dreams as a professor of both the theatre and interdisciplinary arts. He also was a guest director and actor at various theatre programs throughout the country.  Paris was a critically acclaimed star of the stage at the Alley Theatre (Houston,TX), the Folger (Washington D.C.), and Totem Pole Playhouse (Fayetteville, PA) where his spirit found flight, painting the canvas of life in numerous productions.

In addition to spending time with his family, Paris enjoyed travel, the beach, good movies and theatre, riding his motorcycle, taking long walks, good food, and listening and playing all kinds of music.
With a heart as vast as the ocean's embrace, Paris Peet was a beacon of kindness, a monument of the power of love, and a mentor whose wisdom echoes through the corridors of time. His presence, like the ancient oaks, towered with grace and gentleness, leaving footprints of inspiration upon the sands of countless souls. As the curtain falls on his earthly sojourn, let us remember Paris Peet not with tears, but with the symphony of gratitude, for he lived a life illuminated by love, compassion, and beauty. In the poetry of his existence, may we find solace, and in the memory of his love, may we forever find sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, the final wish of Paris and his family, is that donations be made to Totem Pole Playhouse, PO Box 603, Fayetteville, PA, 17222, to ensure the continuation of art and cultural enrichment in the community.   Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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