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Peter Baylis

October 4, 1942 — February 27, 2024

Hollywood, FL

Peter Baylis, 81, passed away on February 27th 2024 in Hollywood FL.

Peter was born in Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada to Donald Edward Baylis and Margaret Felice Nowers Baylis on October 4th 1942.  Peter traveled extensively with his parents throughout his childhood and was educated in Canada, Venezuela, Jamaica and the USA. He ended up in Miami, graduating from Coral Gables High School. Peter was a veteran of Vietnam and served in the Airforce in Libya. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1969. Peter married Elizabeth Leigh Mann on March 1st 1970 in Clarksville TN.  He worked as a Loss Control Consultant for the Hartford Insurance Company for 34 years.  Peter was a devote Christian and member of the Episcopal Church. Through Peter’s life he was involved in Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity.  

Peter Baylis is preceded in death by His father Donald Baylis, mother Felice Baylis and younger brother Steven Baylis.  

Peter is survived by his wife Elizabeth Mann Baylis, his son James Edward Baylis and daughter in law Bessy Meza Baylis and their two children Brent Thomas Baylis and Owen William Baylis. He is also survived by his three sisters, Marjorie Ann Thomas, Joan Elizabeth Miley and Heather Lea Prichard.

Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Madison Street United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Laura Magevney officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.


The family of Peter Baylis wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital and its entire staff as well as Accent Care Hospice.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church , Habitat for Humanity  and the Hollywood Lions Clubs 

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