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Former Mayor P. Pete Chalos dies at 78
By Deb McKee
No matter how many politicians he has known, how many business leaders he has influenced or how many books he has written, the true measure of a man may best be expressed in the way he is remembered by his family and friends.
Terre Haute lost a lifelong champion Sunday evening when former Mayor P. Pete Chalos died, a few weeks shy of his 79th birthday.
“I just can’t say how great of a dad he was,” said Jim Chalos, current Terre Haute city councilman. Choked with emotion Sunday, a little more than an hour after his father died, Jim said it means a lot when a man puts his family first, “even when he has an important job like that. I remember calling him up as a teenager when I’d have a ‘crisis’ that really might be nothing, but it didn’t matter. He’d clear his schedule to be able to sit and have dinner and talk to me.
“He can only get the highest praise here,” Jim said. “He’s the reason we are what we are today.” ...
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