Peter C. Handrinos
April 20, 1972 ~ August 21, 2014
Peter C. Handrinos, age 42 of Norwalk, CT, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Peter was born on April 20, 1972 in Norwalk, CT. Peter graduated from Norwalk High School in 1990, where he was voted Most Likely to Succeed. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, earned his Masters in Philosophy from Cambridge University in England and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is an accomplished sports writer. Peter published five books about baseball, his passion, which include the titles The Truth about Ruth and More: Behind Yankees Myths, Legends, and Lore;Errors and Fouls: Inside Baseball’s Ninety-Nine Most Popular Myths, and The Best New York Sports Arguments. Peter served on the Board of Trustees for the Norwalk Public Library.He was an avidplayer in the North Stamford Wiffle Ball League. He facilitated negotiations for the long-standing dispute between the Norwalk Inn and the Norwalk Historical Society regarding the Grumman St. John House.Peter’s participation in the University of Pittsburgh’s clinical trial for rare oligoastrocytoma brain tumors will guide future medical research. He was a devoted son and brother.
Peter is survived by his parents, Chris and Vasiliki (Betty) Handrinos, his sister Lisa (Vangie) Handrinos, his sister and brother-in-law Maria and Matt DeVito, and his nieces Sophia and Isabella DeVito, all of Norwalk. Also surviving Peter are nine aunts and uncles, nineteen cousins, five God siblings, and beloved friends.
A public viewing will be held on Monday, August 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on 238 West Rocks Road in Norwalk, CT. Peter’s funeral will take place at St. George Church on Tuesday, August 26 at 10:00 AM. A Christian burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
“We fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.” This quote by Robert Browning was among Peter’s favorites.