Peter James Hager, 66, of Tempe, passed away July 2, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. Peter was born December 25, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona. Peter is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned an Army commendation medal and a Vietnam service medal with 4 bronze service stars. He honorably served for 3 years with 1 year of active duty service in Vietnam as a radio operator. In his leisure time he once pursued skydiving, fly fishing, raised racing pigeons, and was an avid photographer. He was a generous man and had an unforgettable sense of humor. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathleen; daughters, Kendell Gans (David) of Phoenix, AZ.; and Karley Piercy (Michael) of Chandler, AZ; one grandson, Ari Gans; a sister, Lana McGinnis (Jack) of California City, CA; and a brother Michael V. Hager. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence V. and Bessie L. Hager.
Funeral services will be held at the Tempe Stake Center at 2707 S. College Ave. in Tempe on Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.; preceded by a visitation at 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. that morning. Interment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. There will also be a visitation held on Thursday evening, July 9, 2015 from 6 -8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa.