SCARBOROUGH – Peter A. Shiro, 52, of Scarborough died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at home with his family and friends at his side, after a long and difficult battle with M.S. Pete was born Feb 18, 1952 in Bangor to Samuel and Frances (Tabachnick) Shiro. He graduated from Old Town High School and Husson College. Peter worked for many years in the computer/finance industry. He loved all outdoor sports and activities until his illness prevented him from participating. Peter was a true “people person”. He made friends with everyone he met and had a quick smile. Peter was the beloved husband and soul mate of Susan Shiro. He was a wonderful father to his daughter Jamie, who was the light and joy of his life. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Frances Shiro. He is survived by his brother, Arthur Shiro of Andover, Mass. and his wife, Beth and children Faryn and Nicole; his mother and father-in-law, Meredith and Dwight Whalen of Bangor; a sister-in-law and husband, Pam (Whitten) and Paul Caylor of Independence, Ky.; brothers-in-law and their families, Bill and Barbara Whitten, Heidi and Jessica Whitten of Yarmouth, Bruce and Vivian Whitten, Jason, Gen, Tiffany and Patrick Whitten of Hollywood, Fla. Peter is also survived by his aunt, Irene Shiro of Rockport and many cousins. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank three very special caregivers, Cynthia Worm-wood, Amy Ward and Lynn Guerin for all their help and dedication to Peter and his family this past year. Also special friends Bill and Gwynne Barter and John Lancaster for always being there for Peter. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Avenue, Portland. Following services, internment will be in Bangor at Beth Israel Cemetery at 3 p.m. with Rabbi Carolyn Braun presiding. The family will receive friends and relatives at 6 Woodfield Dr., Scarborough through Sunday evening and in Andover, Mass. at 5 Rose Glen Drive, on Monday evening. Arrangements by The Portland Jewish Funeral Home, 471 Deering Avenue, Portland.