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Peter O. Bannon said his last “I love you” to his daughter Jennifer on June 16, 2022 as he held her hand. Peter was born July 2, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY to Anne Peters Bannon and Thomas Donald Bannon. He was educated at Seton Hall and Bergen Catholic in New Jersey before graduating from the University of Norte Dame. Following graduation he joined the Marine Corps and served his country honorably in Viet Nam and left as a Captain with a Navy and Marine Commendation Medal.
He spent the next 30 years as a writer, reporter and news anchor in Atlanta, New York City, and Savannah. He enjoyed music, especially playing the piano and his guitars, geeky computer work, boating, and entertaining people, young and old. Peter loved best his time with his three granddaughters: Lily, Esther, and Violet.
In addition to his wife, Theresa McCusker Bannon, Peter leaves behind his daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law Stephen Hines and their three daughters. Missing him will be his sisters: Marianne Maher (Dick), Eileen Finn (Kevin), Cathleen Hennessy (Paul), and Liz Bannon and their children and grandchildren. The huge Wilma and Jack McCusker family will be sharing endless interesting and humorous Peter anecdotes.
Peter will join his son Sean Peter Bannon and his parents and many in-laws and outlaws in his new adventure. A private celebration of life will be held.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Savannah or the charity of your choice, or listen to your favorite music, loud and late.
Peter was a joy to work with, a talented reporter with a network look. He was always thorough and kind. The pain of losing his son devastated him and WSB lost him as a reporter. Now Peter has peace, reunited with his son. My condolences to the family.
- Monica Kaufman Pearson , Jonesboro , Georgia
Semper Fidelis Marine.
- Paul , Savannah, Georgia
Peter was a bright, decent and entertaining anchor of the Tybee community and one of the key members of what was once the the island's late night in-crowd at Doc's Bar. My condolences to his entire family. He will be missed.
- J. R Roseberry, Tybee Island, GA
Our heartfelt sympathy to Theresa and the family. Peter was a bright spot and counsel for us and others during some dark days on Tybee. His amazing insight and questions into complex activities guided many a path. It's a loss for us all and we join you in sadness.
- Shirley Wright and Dennis Alexander, Tybee Island , Ga
He was the best brother ever. May happy memories of all your days with him bring you comfort as they do to me.
- Marianne Bannon Maher, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Peter was my first ever boyfriend. We connected through horses. He at the Jr. Essex Troop, me at the New Canaan Mounted Troop. It was our last year of high school. 50 years later we reconnected through fb, separated by 1000 miles, it was only by phone. RIP Peter. Your service to your family and your country was exceptional. I will miss talking to you...hearing about your life, and telling you about mine.
- Noel Aderer, Marlborough, NHIO
I just saw this Obituary. I was thinking about you all and telling my husband, Peter about the fun we had at your house and St Cloud Swimclub. I saw Peter on TV when we first moved to CT. He was in NYC on ABC. Then I found out he had moved south. I did not realize he had passed away until I looked for him on FB. I got Marianne and Eileen on FB but can't find a way to post. I am so sorry. I lost track of you all when I went to college. I guess I just forgot how old I am and thought I could see you all again! I live in Florida now and if you get this message please let me know on FB, if you even remember me. Hope you understand. Blessed wishes and Love to the Bannons. Jacquie Delves (St Onge)
- Jacqulyn Delves St Onge, JUPITER, FL
I want to share this nice Father's Day Memory with you.
- Gun Algerius Sharp, Darien, CT
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Services Will Be Private