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Peter Garcia Almanza
(12-18-1946 - 03-20-2021)

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Peter Garcia Almanza, 74, of Elgin, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021. He was born on December 18, 1946 in Mexico the son of Angel C. & Irene Garcia Almanza.
Peter graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in Spanish Education and an MBA in Administration from Roosevelt University. He was a Chicago Public School Teacher during his career, spending most of his life teaching in high schools and finishing as an assistant principle. He fulfilled his education and devoted his life helping others through teaching. Peter spent most of his free time mentoring and fathering to his students. He enjoyed hiking and traveling.
He is survived by his mother; his lifelong partner Mary Matimore; his children: Russell Chadra, Laura (Fred) Wills, Nicholas Almanza; grandchildren: Daisy, Lilliana, and Fred; siblings: Julio (Joan), Norma, Angel, and Irene.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Sunday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of services. For information 847-741- 8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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