Peter Sakr was a loving 18-year-old young man of Paloma Valley High School. His demise occurred on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the early hours in a head-on collision accident on Scott Road.
Peter was pronounced dead on arrival at Loma Linda University Hospital. The accident that caused Peter’s death is under investigation. His high school friends, the community and family members are coming to terms with the loss of a young man few words can describe.
Peter Sakr is a Lebanese citizen who came to Menifee to complete his high school education. He lived with his relatives while his parents lived in Lebanon. It was his final high school year.
Two memorials were held to honor Peter’s short life. Friends and family members gathered on Saturday night Rosary and viewing at Evans-Brown Mortuary.
The long urology message his cousin Leah Sakr read during one of the memorials was written by Peter's brothers and sister who did not make it to Menifee from Lebanon. The message described the bond the family had with Peter and the hope they had in him and his future life.
An exempt of this message read: "… As his older siblings, we remember all the times he made us laugh, and we will always cherish the amazing times we shared together. He was full of positive energy. It was so contagious…"
One of the family members, Donna Shernicoff, created a Facebook page group called “For The Love of Peter Sakr” to share photos and messages of condolences from friends and public. Members of the group have already had their experience with Peter Sakr. He was such an influence in the life of many.
Mary Valencia’s Facebook message read in part: “I have been wanting to write something on this page in honor of Peter, but felt I was a small speck of his life. For those that don’t know me, I am Mama V. I have fed hundreds of Paloma football players over the past 12 years on Friday afternoon before games. …Yes, I am terrible with names, but Peter stuck in my head. He was the boy with a smile. He was a ray of sunshine and a big appetite…”
Yara Bsaibes’ message read in part: “I knew Peter when he was a kid. I’ve watched him grow through you. I can never tell you how sorry I am for your loss Jason, Petra Sakr and Vanessa Sakr Khalaf. One thing I can say is how lucky you and your family are to have an amazing brother and son like him. Today, was very touching yet extremely reassuring that Peter is truly an angel in heaven. Your strength is unbelievable and definitely a sign that he was never gone…”
We are joining the family and friends in celebrating another angel in heaven. Rest in peace Peter, till we meet.