Peter B. Leto

Age 74 He was the owner and operator of a temporary personnel agency.

July 11, 2008

Peter P. Leto, who owned and operated a temporary personnel agency in Baltimore, died July 3 of complications after heart surgery at a hospital in Sarasota, Fla.

The former longtime Annapolis resident was 74.

Mr. Leto was born in New York City, and raised in Elmont, N.Y. After earning a bachelor's degree in finance from Hofstra University in 1956, he worked as a sales representative for the American Oil Co.

In 1967, Mr. Leto moved to Baltimore and established Staff Builders Temporary Personnel Services, a business he operated until selling the company and retiring in 1988.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary published for Peter P. Leto on Friday listed his middle initial incorrectly. The obituary also misstated when Mr. Leto moved to Florida. He moved there in the late 1980s and had lived in Sarasota, Fla., since 2005.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Mr. Leto had been an active member of the Exchange Club of Baltimore and had attained the rank of captain in the Coast Guard Reserve.

After a daughter, Susan M. Leto, was killed in an automobile accident in 1983, Mr. Leto established a scholarship fund in her name that is administered by the Exchange Club.

Mr. Leto enjoyed powerboating on the Chesapeake Bay and continued to enjoy it after moving to Sarasota in 2005.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. July 17 at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, the former Cathy Dean; three daughters, Kim A. Leto of Baltimore, Diane L. Posko of Pasadena and Andie Forsyth of Durham, N.C.; a brother, Vincent Leto of New Haven, Conn.; and three grandchildren. An earlier marriage to the former Grace Keller ended in divorce.

Frederick N. Rasmussen

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