OBITUARY

Peep Allisma

February 3, 1939November 18, 2020
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If there is a realm beyond this one, a heaven, another plane, an afterlife of some kind, then you would be wise to bet that Peep Allisma is there, on bended knee, animatedly fixing a wobbly table.

That’s the kind of guy Peep was. He was the kind of guy who wanted everything in properly working order. Not because he possessed the mind of an engineer or because he re-discovered a fervor for tinkering; but because he wanted everyone around him – family, friends, total strangers – to always feel contented. For years, I met Peep for dinner at least once a week. Peep believed that much of our time together occurred by happenstance; but the truth is, I always knew where to find him – bellied up to the bar at one of his son’s restaurants, nurturing a Coors Light and just keeping an eye on things. I’d slink into the chair next to his and we’d talk for hours about life and love and history and culture. Often, it was the best part of my day. That’s the kind of guy Peep was. He was the kind of guy who made you feel like no matter what you were about to say, he genuinely wanted to hear it. Not because he could offer a lifetime of anecdotes or because he felt compelled to engage in social pleasantries; but because he cared. And, in his own subtle way, he wanted you to know it. Recently, I had an intimate conversation with a friend about what he calls: yesterday’s news - the idea that when someone dies, most of us might be sad for a day or two. Then, we will return to the monotony of our daily lives, ostensibly waiting until the next catastrophe comes along. Peep Allisma, however, will never be yesterday’s news. That’s the kind of guy Peep was. He was the kind of guy who will always be on the minds of those who knew him. Not because of his cheeky smile or because of that hint of an Estonian accent; but because he was too great a soul with too big a heart. So, if there is a realm beyond this one, you would be wise to bet that Peep is now bellied to the bar, nurturing a Coors Light and just keep an eye on things. Or, he is somewhere in the back, animatedly searching for a tool and cursing the temperamental thermostat. Tony Endelman – Author – Forever Friend of Peep Allisma and Family Preceded in death by wife, Mary Allisma. Survived by children, Tiina (Koffi) Ntchougan-Sonou and Tom (Ashley) Allisma; sister, Malle Salusoo; grandchildren, Sophia, Alexis, Koffi Jr., Rosemary and Willa; many family and friends. VISITATION Tuesday, November 24, from 4-6pm at Westlawn Hillcrest. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Wednesday, November 25, 11am at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Memories

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Vanessa Mitilier

November 23, 2020

In many ways, over the past 10 years I've been an observer of Peep Allisma. When your husband has shared nearly 40 years of his existence with Tom Allisma, it's practically impossible not to be an observer when this trio was together.

The sheer joy in his expression, while he watched Jared and Tom laughing about something random over dinner.

The sincerity in his affection, when he would always greet Jared with a hug and a smile.

The overwhelming love and pride you could feel as he gazed upon Tom and Ashley and the girls.

The boyish and youthful smile which always graced his face.

While Peep may no longer be physically here with us, I know with certainty that we'll continue to share his love and memory. We'll make funny jokes about "Peep-isms"...We'll laugh and love...And all the while we'll know, he's smiling with Mary while watching over us.

Jared Mitilier

November 23, 2020

Tom, Tiina, and family:

My heart aches for all of you in the loss of your wonderful father Peep. I have been fortunate to spend untold hours with Peep since becoming friends with Tom at six years old...sleep overs at his house, tinkering on their unique cars, countless dinners and drinks, nights donating to the casinos!

To know Peep is to know the LEGACY he leaves behind and which continues to shine in the light of in his best friend and son Tom:
A man who will give you the shirt off his back.
A man who is unbelievably creative, talented, and who can design and build anything he visions.
A man who truly cares about you and sincerely wants to know about your life.
A man who not only provides for his family but who puts his family first.
A man who is gregarious, funny, and a great story teller.
A man who captivates you with the history of his worldly life influences.
Truly A MAN for all AGES... one who transcends time and space.

May you rest in peace with your lovely wife and bless over Tom, Tiina, and all your family and friends.

We love and miss you dearly.

Lindsey Papizzo

November 22, 2020

Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always have fond memories of seeing Uncle Peep when I was a child with such a big smile and kind words to everyone he met.

TIIU PARRATT

November 21, 2020

Condolences to the family. Uncle Peep was a family man. I remember traveling to his house several times at Christmas and summer break to visit. I always enjoyed my visits. May he rest in peace.

Andy Marriott

November 20, 2020

I met Tom in the early 2000’s. I met Peep shorty there after who was frequently in tow. Peep was always smiling and in a good mood. He typically had something funny to say and rarely held back sharing what was on his mind. Peep was very proud of Tom and their solid relationship was always present. I will miss you Peep. Rest In Peace my friend.

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