Dr. Peter G. Como, 63, of Ellicott City, Maryland passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2017. Peter is predeceased by his father, Robert Como, as well as several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Peter was born in Binghamton, NY to Robert and Phyllis (DiRienzo) Como on September 20, 1953. He graduated from Union Endicott High School, St. Bonaventure University, The University of Texas at El Paso, and earned his Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from The University of Delaware. He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist practitioner at the University Of Rochester Medical Center, and was in charge of research, grant writing, and oversaw several clinical trials worldwide. For over 30 years, Peter dedicated his life’s passion to his patients and speaking at conferences all across the globe for the Huntington’s Disease Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Tourette’s Association of America, and The Epilepsy Foundation. Most recently, Peter worked as a Neuropsychologist in the Neurodiagnostic and Neurotherapeutic Devices Branch of the FDA. He was married to the love of his life, Lisa (Chase) Como, on April 26, 2013 at The Herrington on the Bay in North Shore, Maryland. Lisa graduated from RIT/NTID and works as an Interpreter for the Deaf. His beautiful life will forever be cherished by his wife, Lisa (Chase) Como, his daughters Brandi Gilbert, Meghan (Gilbert) and Stuart Miller, and son Christopher and Jessica Gilbert; his Mother Phyllis (DiRienzo) Como, his sister and brother-in law Catherine Como and Paul Conroy, his niece Marie Pisani and nephew Michael Pisani and very special friends John and Janet Updike. Peter was an avid New York Giants, Yankees, and horse racing fan who entertained friends at his Preakness Race party each year. He enjoyed spending his free time playing golf, traveling, and relishing his special beverage of choice, Bud Light, with friends and family. He was particularly proud of accomplishing 5 marathons including The Athens Classic Marathon in Greece, The Dublin Marathon in Ireland, The New York City Marathon, The Marine Corp. Marathon in Washington D.C., and The Boston Marathon. Peter treasured the relationships he developed with his friends from St. Bonaventure University and his colleagues from the University of Rochester Medical Center.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 12 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main Street, Endicott. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at church Tuesday from 10 to 11:45 am. A Memorial Celebration is being planned for May 2017 in Rochester, NY. Donations can be made in Peter’s honor to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America at http://hdsa.org/
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm