Peter Nicholas Kamaris

June 20, 1951 to November 30, 2017

Peter Nicholas Kamaris, 66, was born June 20, 1951 in Chicago and passed on November 30, 2017 at his daughter’s home in San Diego. He is survived by his son, Keith (Jenn), daughter, Kristin (Yiga) Miyashiro, loving twin brother, Perry (Amelia); mother of his children, Joyce (Jerry); five grandchildren; Aidan, Landon, Sophia, Kaito, and Takashi; his beloved golden retriever, Gia; as well as many others in an extended family and close friends who are all thankful to have been blessed by knowing him.

Peter reached the rank of Captain and retired from the National Guard after 23 years of honorable service.

In 2000 Peter moved from the Chicagoland area to Menifee, CA. He was also an avid reader, enjoyed meeting people at the dog park, and going to the gun range with his friends.

In 2009 Peter was diagnosed with amyloidosis and fought with all of his being for 8 years.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Nick and Julia Kamaris and leaves behind a huge network of family and friends who will always cherish the time they got to spend with him.

Peter’s life will be celebrated with military honors on Thursday, December 14th, 10:00 am at Miramar National Cemetery. Please arrive at 9:30 am for entry. The service is open to anyone who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation at

Celebration of Life

  • Date: December 14, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Address: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego California 92122
  • Directions: Miramar National Cemetery


  • Date: December 14, 2017
  • Time:
  • Location: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Address: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122
  • Directions: Miramar National Cemetery

May your many wonderful memories of Peter give you peace and solace. Amelia and Perry, please come home safe and sound. With Love and Condolences, Carol (Amelia and Perry's Friend and Neighbor).

Carol Travis on December 06, 2017

Peter; we are so glad you are at peace now; you fought a valiant fight for 8 years. Captain, rest eternally and be proud of the light you have given others. We love you Peter. Your legacy continues.

Roy and Sheila Romund on December 05, 2017

Perry and Amelia, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and send our love during this time.

Sherry and Jerry Butler on December 05, 2017

All my love to all of you during this time of loss.

Jeannie Smith on December 05, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all the Kirkwood and Kamari’s families. Love you.

Kristine Kirkwood on December 05, 2017

My mother always told me stories of growing up with her cousins. She made sure we continued to maintain relationships with them as I grew up. I remember Peter always being very good to me. We enjoyed birthdays, bbqs, New Year's Parties and weddings. I regret that our relationship only became a Facebook one when he moved to California, but he always reached out to me to see how I was doing. He was loved greatly! I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings to all of you during this difficult time.

Elizabeth Michaelsen on December 05, 2017