Peter S. Centa
April 7, 1939 – June 28, 2021
Peter S. Centa, age 82, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021. He was born on April 7, 1939 in Monroe, Michigan. Peter attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and then proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964.
Peter married the love of his life, Jan Bert, on April 1, 1967 at St. Michael’s Church. Peter made his living at the Monroe Auto Equipment Company for 30 years as the Director of Production Control.
Peter was a member of St. Mary’s Church for over 55 years. He also served on the Monroe Chapter of the Michigan Cancer Foundation. In his free time, Peter wrote two books about Monroe and enjoyed spending summers up North at his cottage and spending time with his family.
Peter is preceded in death by his wife, Jan, and his grandson Brandon Centa. He is survived by his three children: Lyric (Don) Hodgson, Lori Centa, and Michael (Erin) Centa, and his five grandchildren: Zach, Regan, Hannah, Sam, and Kate; and his sister, Elisa Denja.
Celebration of life will take place Friday, July 9, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A memorial mass will immediately follow at 11:00 am, followed by the burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peter’s honor to the SMCC Peter and Jan Centa Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences to the family may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com