Peter Toussaint

Obituary of Peter W. Toussaint

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Peter W. Toussaint, 94, of Matamoras, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Peter was born in Matamoras, Pennsylvania to Peter A. Toussaint and Wilhelmina Toussaint on February 17, 1930.  Upon graduation from Matamoras High School, Peter attended and graduated from East Stroudsburg University and then received his Master’s Degree in Education from William Paterson University.  In addition, Peter honorably served his country as a staff sergeant during the Korean War and was awarded two Bronze Star Korean Service Medals. Peter also worked as an educator in the Sussex-Wantage, New Jersey school system for nearly 37 years.  During that time, he was everything from a math teacher, to a physical education teacher, and also a science teacher.

Over the years, Peter followed his beloved New York Giants and the New York Mets.  He also enjoyed playing softball in several recreation leagues and was an active member of the Matamoras American Legion, Port Jervis Elks Lodge, Stone Dock Hunting Club, and Matamoras Fire Department.

Peter is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Toussaint, his sons:  Ross (Cindy) Toussaint, Mark (Kathleen) Toussaint, and Lee Toussaint.  Additional survivors are his grandchildren:  Lauren (David) Gilles, Shane (Jennifer) Toussaint, Daniel (Kacia) Toussaint, Kimberly (Gregory) Sharry, and Noah Toussaint.  Peter is further survived by his eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his sister, Pauline, and her husband, Kenneth Farmer.

A Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 1 to 4pm at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY.   The American Legion & Port Jervis Elks will conduct fraternal services respectively at 4:00PM.  A private cremation will take place following services at MacLennan Hall Crematorium.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the: Port Jervis Elks Lodge #645, 35 US 6, Port Jervis, NY 12771; Compassionate Care Hospice, 1444 East Lackawanna Ave., Suite 218, Olyphant, PA 18447; and the Matamoras American Legion, Post 486, P.O. Box 113, Matamoras, PA 18336.

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home
154 East Main Street
Port Jervis, New York, United States
(845) 856-3312
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Peter Toussaint

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Peter Toussaint

1930 - 2024

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