Peter M. Krist



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Peter M. Krist Greece: Born, October 25, 1958 in Olean, NY to Peter and Genevieve (Pylipow) Krist. Passed Peacefully, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at age 57. Peter fought a courageous battle with soft tissue sarcoma for over two years. Survived by his loving wife of 33 years. Joan M. (Mohr) Krist; his loving daughters, Jenifer Krist (Dan Gil), Stephanie Krist (Adam Matta); sister, Cheryl (Chet) Heil; mother-in-law, Dorothy Mohr; several loving, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Genevieve Krist; father-in-law, Clarence Mohr; nephew, Matthew Heil. Peter completed his Bachelors and Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked for 7 years in Allentown, PA for AT & T and worked for Xerox from 1987-2011. Peter was a Senior Technical Specialist for HCL America Inc. from 2011-present. He took great pride in his work and continued to work through his illness. Peter enjoyed reading, spending time with his family, vacationing in Vermont and volunteering his time for the Artist’s Unlimited Theater Program. Friends may call Sunday (April 17th) 2-5 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday (April 18th) 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Church. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Artist’s Unlimited in his memory. For more information or to sign Peter’s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Julie Mullen on April 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us. Peter was such a gentle & kind person. Our prayers and a warm circle of love are sent your way. What a true thanksgiving for your family to have such a beautiful community of friends and family surrounding you at this time. Peter is not alone …and neither are you. We love you. Julie & Steve

  2. Kat McNally on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    All my love goes out to your family. Peter was an amazing man. An inspiration to students and myself when I was the stage manager at Greece Athena.

  3. Nancy Cheladyn on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Peter and I went to school together and grew up together on King st. He was an amazing friend and person. I will always cherish our memories from that time.
    My prayers will be with you and your girls.

  4. Karen M Eisenhauer on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Joan and Girls, love, prayers, and peace to you during this sad time. Love, Tom and Karen Eisenhauer and Family

  5. Marcia Gumtow on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Joan, Jenifer and Stephanie: You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Love Jon and Marcia Gumtow

  6. Raju Seetharam on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My deepest condolences to all of Peter’s family and friends.

    I had the great pleasure of working with Peter for 20+ years. He loved working with the team at Xerox and HCL. Peter was always helpful, kind, and was extremely knowledgeable about his work. I learned a lot from Peter: his work ethic; his attitude in the face adversity. Peter will be missed

  7. Israel Morales-Cruz on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My deepest condolences to all of Peter’s family and friends.

    I met Peter at work where we worked in the same organization for a long while. I have the utmost respect for him. He was a very gentle person. A real pleasure to talk and work with him. He was very brave. He took the health challenges face on and kept as positive attitude as anybody could.

    He had a very strong work ethic. Took a great sense of pride in the quality of this work. I always kept the hope that I would see him back at work and in one of the food rodeos at the Public Market. I know he loved those. The best compliment I can give him is that he reminded me a lot of my dad. I will miss him.

    Israel Morales-Cruz

  8. Frederick Krist on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Peter Michael, Dear Cousin. We will miss you. So many memories of you. My Condolences to those you left behind. Your Life Blessed many. Your Life had Meaning. Thank You, for being the Loving Man you will be remembered as.

  9. Pete Pylipow on April 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Joan, Jenifer and Stephanie – So very, very sorry for your loss. The words are so difficult at a time like this. I have such fond memories of visiting with Peter when my sister and I were young and we would go to Olean for family gatherings. He was wonderful and will be missed.

  10. Margaret Shavalier on April 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Joan, your daughters and Peter’s extended family – I am so very sorry Peter is gone. He was a good man. I have many happy memories starting in first grade. My prayers are with you as you go forward without him by your side. Carry him in your hearts. Peace

  11. N.Karthikeyan on April 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My Deepest condolence for his family . Peter , I know him at workplace , A perfect gentleman. May his Soul rest in peace.

  12. Dan Bui on April 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    As a colleague, working with Peter through Xerox and HCL throughout the years has been a pleasure. He was a hard working individual who cared about his time there. However work was going, it is the people that you meet and interact with that matter the most and colleagues like Peter are certainly memorable. Peter will be missed.

  13. Phil Celata on April 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Condolences to your family on your loss. Peter was a great co-worker. Someone that could always be counted on. His loss is so very sad.

  14. Cousin Steve & Marion Pockalny on April 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace.

  15. Tapan on April 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Peter was one of the best colleague to work with and as a team we were relying upon his work in the sphere of expertise he had. My deepest condolences to the family of Peter. It’s a great loss to all of us. May the soul rest in peace.

  16. Julie & Mark Houston on April 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Words cannot express how sorry we are for Joan, Stephanie and Jenifer. Many hugs and prayers go out to you during this time. Thank you, Peter, for many wonderful childhood memories. The best of times . . .

  17. Andrew Spooner on April 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My condolences to family and friends of Peter. He was a great co-worker, and it was always evident that he was a great family man, too. He will be missed dearly by all.

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