Albert Peter 'Peter' Fiori
June 26, 1921 ~ November 15, 2014
Peter was born in Westwood, New Jersey on June 26, 1921. He was the oldest of three children born to Pellegrine and Jaenne (Berthe) Fiori. He attended Selesian Prepatory School. He joined the Navy in 1939 and served 7 years. He was one of the few remaining servicemen to survive the invasion of Normandy. Upon leaving the service, he became a pilot. He flew private adventures and flew commercially as an Airline Captain for over 17 years. While he was flying, he became interested in designing and building diving chambers and bells. He formed Marine Dynamics Corporation and manufactured and sold diving chambers throughout the country. He personally delivered and installed one of his chambers for the Chinese Navy in 1977 marking a memorable point in his career. His unique chamber design was sought after in the medical community for hyperbaric oxygen therapy used to treat a variety of ailments and for wound healing. His chambers are used in medical facilities and private homes throughout the country, including Loma Linda in Menifee and Whitaker Wellness Center in Newport Beach. His passion for healing the mind, body and spirit remained as he stayed very active on his company website communicating the benefits of hyperbaric medicine from his home office. He was committed to giving back to the community and formed the Manual Arts Foundation to provide education, goods and services were there is need. He was a life time member of the Elks Club and celebrated his 66 anniversary this year. He was a very generous supporter of numerous local children’s charities including the Temecula Valley Boys and Girls Club . He is survived by his daughter Lisa and his grandsons Kevin and Kurtis Velarde of Palos Verdes, daughter Lorie and son Greg of San Diego, sister Raine of Coronado, brother Bill of Barego Springs and his partner of 27 years, Lois Sosbee of Temecula. He is preceded in death by his daughter Pam Krutsch of Ohio. Peter will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard at the Pavillion on Tuesday, December 9 @ 11:00 am. A private family reception will follow.