In Memory

Peter Paul Maria Staats

Peter Paul Maria Staats

Peter Staats
An enlightened soul left this world on February 12, 2021. Peter Paul Maria Staats was a generous, loving, funny, eccentric, engaging person with a creative eye and fantastic taste in women.

He loved Austin, especially East Austin, and was an advocate for the arts and those less fortunate. Peter was born on January 18, 1953 in Talang Akar, Indonesia to Petrus "Piet" Cornelius Staats and Maria "Miek" Petronella Staats neé Smeele. Peter married the first love of his life, Ann Dinsmore Forman, on October 10, 1987. Together they had two wonderful children, Cole Thurgood Staats and Willa Ruth Isabel Staats. Ann unfortunately died from cancer in 2010.

After a period of healing, Peter married the second love of his life, Gina André, on December 22, 2018. Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Forman, and his father, Petrus Staats.

Peter is survived by his wife Gina André, son Cole Staats and daughter Willa Staats, Gina's children Liam Shea and Cassidy Shea, mother Maria Staats, siblings Irene Oldfather, Frank and Sharon Staats, Monique and Steve Bell, Angela and Jon Fadely, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your community in Peter's name would make Peter smile.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3pm. Details available on Peter's Facebook page.