Peter 'Pete' Controvich

Peter "Pete" Controvich

March 15, 2019

Controvich, Peter "Pete", 74, of Midlothian, passed away March 15, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean Controvich; daughters, Colleen Hokanson and Buryl Alfieri (John); grandchildren, Alan Hokanson, Molly Overstreet (Michael) and Andrew Dearhart (Amanda); one brother, James Controvich (Susan); and extended family and friends.

Pete, a graduate of Villanova University, went on to earn his Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He served for 26 years as a school principal in Bedford, Mecklenburg and Craig Counties. Before retiring, he served as an academic advisor and professor of English, Art and History at Strayer University.

Pete was an avid reader, walking encyclopedia and always possessed a dry wit. He loved music, particularly classical, international and the oldies. He enjoyed playing the mandolin, helping others, and volunteering at St. Francis Medical Center in recent years. He was kind and caring, and there wasn't a dog within a three-mile radius of his home that didnt know him on his daily walks with dog treats in hand.

Pete will be forever missed by all his loved ones. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Blileys-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers.

To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.

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