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PETER “PETE” BENJAMIN VASTA, JR.

Peter “Pete” Benjamin Vasta, Jr., 77, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Beverly Anna Barnwell Vasta, died Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2022, at Candler Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of the late Peter Benjamin Vasta, Sr. and the late Martha Elizabeth Ward Vasta. Pete graduated from Benedictine Military School. He graduated from St. Leo College, where he was president of Kappa Alpha Sigma Fraternity, and from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his degree in Physical Therapy. Pete was a former longtime active member of White Bluff United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He was an active member of Asbury Memorial Church, where he also sang in the choir. Pete helped found the Physical Therapy Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He retired after a forty plus year career as a home health physical therapist. Not only was Pete a physical therapist, he also offered emotional and spiritual support for many of his patients. He enjoyed spending time with his family, photography, woodworking, traveling, and antiquing.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Beverly Anna Barnwell Vasta; one daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Anna Vasta; two sons, David Benjamin Vasta and Michael Joseph Vasta and his wife, Leslie; one grandson, Giovanni Benjamin Vasta, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Friday evening, April 1, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, April 2, 2022, at Asbury Memorial Church conducted by the Reverend William G. Hester. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Remembrances: The Choir Fund at Asbury Memorial Church – 1008 East Henry Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401-7128 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online Condolences

  1. Roger Hines says:

    My sympathies to Vasta Family on the loss of Pete he was a great & dear friend of many years since our college years Joyce & l have your family in our prayers & thoughts God bless Pete & your family

  2. Nancy Frazier says:

    I will miss my friend very much.he was always nice an sweet to me .my heart goes out to the family.( the love will least forever.

  3. Jake & Marie Rawl says:

    It is with great sadness that we read of Pete’s death. Please accept our deepest condolences to each and every family member. Pete was a wonderful friend and neighbor to us for many years. Everyone that knew him loved him and his family. His wife and children were his pride and joy! Sending hugs and prayers

  4. Connie DuFour Crosby says:

    Beverly, I am so sorry so for your loss. It is so difficult to lose your best friend. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Connie

  5. Carol Oscar Horton says:

    Beverly, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Pete. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family.

  6. W. H. Bill Smith says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. I have always appreciated and thought fondly of Pete and the time we worked together. I will never forget the New Year’s Eve the four of us spent together all of those years ago.

  7. Sandra Melton Scott says:

    Beverly and family, thinking of you during this sad time. He was a kind man with a big smile. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Aleen, Ronald and Sandra Melton

  8. Lenny Inzirillo says:

    Dear Beverly, Beth, Michael and David,

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father was such a kind man and I remember him since I was 15 years old. He always had a story to tell and made me feel welcome as if I was at home. Just remember there will be random times that you look up, smile and say, I know that was you. Thank You for being by my side.

    Love Lenny

  9. Chester & Sandi Nielubowicz BC62' says:

    Dear Beverly, Beth, Michael and David,
    We were saddened to hear about Pete’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We were classmates @ Benedictine, So many fond memories of our times together during those formative years. You are in our thoughts & prayers.We will miss you my friend. Rest in Peace.

  10. Wendy Hester Ciccodicola says:

    Beverly, Beth, Michael and David –
    Thinking of you all so much. During our time at Epworth, Pete’s love and caring for all was a true model of Christianity. Later at Asbury his genuine, deep-felt joy and love of singing in the Choir shone through him and Blessed us. He will greatly be missed. Know continued thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Always…
    Wendy

  11. Edward Pigman says:

    Beverly and children, I was a classmate of Pete from kindergarten through 12,th grade at BC. Only a week ago I came upon our kindergarten class picture. There was Pete with his big smile.
    big smile. My most vivid memory of Pete was his role as Drum Drum Major of the BC marching band on our way to Forsyth Park f
    Forsyth Park for military drills. I remember Martha taking pictures of Pete one day when we were marching to drills. Maybe you have those pictures.

    May Pete rest in God’s loving peace.

  12. Joan Hester Byrd says:

    By his presence Pete Vasta gave us the joyful assurance of the Christian Faith. He was such a Blessing to us. We will never forget his joyful excitement of singing in the Choir. He will be missed but not forgotten. Pete, appreciated you so much. Many thanks.

  13. Sandra Harrington says:

    Pete was a blessing to my husband. He was the only physical therapist who was able to help my husband walk again, he also treated him as a friend.
    So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing!
    Sympathy and Prayers for Pete’s family!

  14. Gillian Seymour says:

    Dear Beverly, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Will always remember Pete (and you too) in our Sunday School class and for your wisdom and knowledge that you both shared.
    With love
    Gill.

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