Peter Kiskunas

Life Story

Peter Kiskunas, 98, of 100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at the d’Youville Pavilion. Born in Lithuania on July 1, 1915, he was the son of Juozapas and Salomeia Bukis Kiskunas. Educated in Lithuanian schools, he came to the U.S. in 1949, joining his uncle Kazimar “Charles” Bukis in Lewiston. On September 3, 1966, he married the former Lauretta Pinard LeBlanc at the Lithuanian Franciscan Monastery in Greene. Mrs. Kiskunas passed away on December 26, 2005. A member of the former St. Patrick’s Parish, he worked in the winding room of Bates Manufacturing for 29 years, retiring in 1978. Survivors include a step-daughter, Jacqueline Small and husband Richard of Prescott Valley, AZ, son-in-law, Robert Fontaine of Lewiston, seven step-grandchildren, fifteen step-great-grandchildren, five step-great-great grandchildren, and several cousins and nieces in Lithuania. Besides his beloved wife of 39 years, he was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, three brothers, and a step-daughter, Patricia Fontaine. The family thanks Cecile Mathieu for all the care and attention she gave Peter during his final years.


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