Memorial Created By
William Stephens

Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens

August 08, 1947 - July 29, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Peter (PJ) Stephens. Collecting your memories, stories and photos here will offer all of us great comfort. Once Peter can activate his heavenly access and passcode, we hope he will enjoy as well. Please note that in order to add or...  see more

OBITUARY
OBITUARY In Loving Memory Peter J. StephensA Tribute to my Brother Peter The last thing I ever imagined doing on my brother Peter’s birthday was writing his eulogy. We’d typically get on the phone and chat. I’d say happy...  see more
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  • JoAnn  Kurtz-Ahlers
    Peter was so helpful to me for many of the hotel properties I worked with over the years. He always found the right people for me to hire. I always enjoyed our conversations they were not just business and he always was a great listener and support. I...  more
  • Manfred Binder
    Peter will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and sense of humor will be remembered forever. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.
  • Brigitte Thyssen Elzarki
    We are very saddened to find out that uncle Peter passed away. He was a great friend since about 35 years ago. He worked with Frederic, was his best man at our wedding and Godfather to our son Adrian. We also spend time with him and with my parents that...  more
  • Linda Meyer
    I am so happy to see that photo of Peter! That is exactly as I remember him, smiling and jovial and hospitable. His generosity to my children on a special day at Universal Studios in Orlando provided indelible memories for them. His warmth was...  more
  • Libby Brittain
    Libby Brittain added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
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    • Libby Brittain
      Libby Brittain My 2nd Christmas...1st Christmas with my Uncle Peter. This photo hung on my bedroom mirror my entire childhood. It's one of my favorite pictures.
  • Libby Brittain
    The other night, as I was washing my hands at the sink and getting lost in my thoughts as I usually do, I faintly heard my Uncle Peter’s voice. “Libby… Oh, Libby dear!” It seemed far off in the distance and although I could feel the grief...  more
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    • Libby Brittain
      William Stephens So beautifully said Libby as only you could express. No doubt your Mom, Uncle Peter, Granddad and Nannie are catching up on all the latest, Peter doing most of the talking, the others doing most of the laughing. Love and miss them all so much!
      • August 16, 2020
  • Billy Stephens
    Billy Stephens added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
    Christmas 1996
  • William  Stephens
    William Stephens added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
  • Michael Drew
    Master Cubby,

    My heart hurts as I think back to the many personal conversations we shared. You were there for many of my milestones and hurdles . . . Always with a compassionate ear and sound advice. You are in a better place now. Left behind were...  more
  • Libby Brittain
    Libby Brittain added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
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    • Libby Brittain
      Libby Brittain First Christmas with his little sister Ann. I must say I love Peter's facial expression in this photo. I recall him getting a kick out of this photo when we came across it and him having a good laugh and saying, "Ann, dear, what are you wearing?"
      • August 14, 2020
  • Libby Brittain
    Libby Brittain added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
  • Libby Brittain
    Libby Brittain added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
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    • Libby Brittain
      Libby Brittain The Stephens Children: Bill, Ann, and Peter.
      • August 14, 2020
  • Libby Brittain
    Libby Brittain added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston "PJ" Stephens:
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    • Libby Brittain
      Libby Brittain Sometimes it's hard to imagine someone larger than life like Peter was ever a baby, but here is proof! A young Peter Stephens with his brother Bill.
      • August 14, 2020
  • Todd Bowers
  • Austin Alvarez
    PJ was a great man, and a great example of what it meant to be a man of Sigma Chi. The brothers of Eta Pi will never forget his long inspirational talks, or his humor. Although I’m sure he knew, I wish there was one more moment we could tell him how...  more
  • Randy Bell
    I’ve been blessed not to be too familiar with death in my life. I suppose that makes it hit harder when it does occur. And the impact that death leaves is a direct result of the impact that life brought. I feel empty hearing of PJs passing. It...  more
  • Todd Bowers
    Never in my life have I met a man who exemplified the attributes of Sigma Chi’s Jordan Standard more than P. J. Stephens.

    A man of good character
    A student of fair ability
    with ambitious purposes
    A congenial disposition
    Possessed of good...  more
  • Joe G. Hartman
    PJ Stephens, from minute one in our lives, has been a positive force in everything. PJ has been a dedicated Friend And Sigma Chi Brother since 1969, upon his Initiation into Sigma Chi. He always did the right thing for the right reasons, throughout his...  more
  • Kiften  Carroll
    Generous, thoughtful and warm. Uncle Peter exemplified those qualities. His tight hugs, the smell of his cologne and his voice belting out hymns in church are memories that have taken hold in a special place in my heart. Thanksgiving and Christmas time...  more
  • Madelyn Stephens
    Uncle Peter was a kind, jolly, jovial and generous uncle to his nieces and nephew including his great nieces and nephews! We all were so blessed and enriched to have had Uncle Peter in our lives! We miss you so much already! Rest In Peace, dear Peter!...  more
  • Madelyn Stephens
    Madelyn Stephens added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Peter Johnston Stephens: