In Loving Memory of
Mr. Peter O. Akintola
Born in Boston Massachusetts on November 17, 1982, attended Armwood High School, majored in Business Management with concentration in Marketing at Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida, “Peter Akintola Had the potential to be a premiere in the SSC. His physical make up made him best suited for playing at the power forward and center positions. He was an aggressive rebounder and shot blocker.” according to Eckerd College’s Media Guide Magazine.
During his high school basket ball career, it was said that he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks during his senior year, he was a McDonalds All-American nominee, He was named to the Hillsborough County all-star team, he was the United Negro Fund’s all-star MVP, and he ran track during his sophomore year and played spring football.
He is survived by his Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nephews, and Nieces.
May his Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
Program of Events
WAKE KEEPING & HOME GOING SERVICES
FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2004
APRIL 24, 2004
APRIL 24, 2004
VENUE: Both Viewing & Homegoing
Services will be held at
The Peter O. Akintola Memorial Fund has been established. To make a contribution to the fund, send to:
Mrs. Florence Akintola
The Akintola Family suggests that contributions be made to the Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers to the family's home and memorial services.
Students on the Eckerd College campus are also conducting fund-raising campaigns in support of this fund, and 100% of all contributions collected will be deposited into the Peter O. Akintola Memorial Fund.
Additional information will be posted as they become available!
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I remember when I first met peter he was the kindness person you could ever meet. I coached peter in a youth basketball league at bell shoals Baptist church one summer .he always made it a point to say hi to you even if he didn't know you and if you were having a bad day and he would find a way to make laugh or something. Not only did I coach him that summer with his younger brother but not only did he play that summer he also played in the youth vs. Staff game that year the staff had played against someone like peter not because of his playing ability but of the fact that he wasn't selfish person. I my personal opinion peter was the type of person that would put his needs aside just to help someone else. That was just the way peter was always cheerful no matter where he was he was always smiling. Peter will be missed very deeply but one thing is he is in a much better place right now and one day we will see him again. So i say this, peter has touched many lives on and off the court. We love you peter and you will be missed.
Coach Chris, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Youth Basketball
Peter was one of a kind. Anyone that knew him, witnessed him, knew that he did everything with his heart. I don't think I have ever met someone that was more honest and loving. I learned so much from Peter in his short time here on earth, more than people that had many years of experience on him. He has set an example of the kind of person that I would want to be, so I will take all that I have learned from him and hope to be half as good as he was and hope he'll be proud of me when we meet again.
was stunned to hear about the news of Peter's passing. I attended High School with Peter at Armwood High and graduated with him in 2001. I remember the first time that I really met Peter, I noticed that he was a very approachable young man and even though he was a popular athlete in our school he didn't have that cocky attitude that most of the athletes had. He was humble as well as outspoken. I remember that me and my best friend (Aaron J. Bolton) used to come up to him every time that we'd see him and we, being average height, would come up to him and grab him by the leg and tell him that we were his biggest fans! Just being goofy I guess but Peter being the person that he was just laughed it up and knew that we were just being typical class clowns. He will be very missed and our 10 year reunion will definitely not be the same without him there. God Bless the Akintola family.
J. Mario Gallego
United States Air Force
Bioenvironmental Engineering Journeyman
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