William ‘Biff’ Peyko


Residence: Vienna

Date, place of birth: June 15, 1925, in Campbell


Parents: Vincent and Ilona Peyko

Siblings: Joseph Peyko and Gene Peyko, both deceased

Spouse: Ella F. Peyko, deceased. They were married May 2, 1953, at St. Stephen Church in Niles.

Children: Christopher S. Peyko of Boardman, Mark C. Peyko of Youngstown, Eric C. Peyko of Alamo, Calif., and Marshawn M. Peyko of Vienna

Grandchildren: Two, Matthew Peyko and Nicole Peyko


Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in education

Employment: Retired from Youngstown City Schools

Church memberships: St. Stephen of Hungary Church in Youngstown

Club memberships: Had been a member of the Hungarian Home and St. Vincent de Paul

Military service: Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War


Interests: He is very active in volunteer work and delivers meals to the home-bound for Trumbull Mobile Meals. He is a past vice president for a chapter of St. Vincent de Paul. For many years he volunteered for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, helping to build homes in New Orleans. He enjoys gardening, reading and caring for his pets, Samson and Abbey. He takes great interest in the lives of his children. Mr. Peyko walks 5 miles every day and enjoys life to the fullest.

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