John Peter Moynihan, 84, of Camillus, passed away Friday. Born in Canandaigua and raised in Brighton, he moved to South Carolina before returning to the Syracuse area in 2010. A graduate of Brighton High School, Peter was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era where he retired as a master sergeant. While in the service, Peter worked with NASA as a vet tech. He was most noted for being a part of the release of the first chimpanzees to space. Peter also owned his own business, AccuWash Pressure Washing and Shamrock Painting. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and belonged to the Solvay Moose Club. He enjoyed going to the casino, the beach, feeding squirrels, dancing, especially shagging. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, John and Marion; and grandson, Nicholas Gibson.
Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Moniot of Camillus; sons, Kevin (Ann) of Tucson, AZ, Shawn (Tammy) of Johns Island, SC, Devin (Charlene) Moynihan of Charleston, SC; daughter, Kelly (Jon) Rowe of Summerville, SC; sister, Mary Ann Nielsen of Penn Yan; grandchildren, Kevin (Heidi) Jr., Jonathan (Sarah), Katherine (Sonny) Heckman, Daimon and Aussie Talbott; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, January 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516