Peter A. Fasseas community banker and small business advocate, passed peacefully February 24, 2022, in his Laguna Beach winter home after a valiant, 15-year battle with cancer. Born June 10, 1939 in Chicago, He attended Culver Military Academy for high school,. In addition to serving in US Army Intelligence, he went on to Northwestern University for undergraduate and law school. In 1978, he and his wife, Paula, gathered a group of investors and purchased North Community Bank, a one-office bank near Wrigley Field. Metropolitan Bank Group grew into the largest privately held bank group in Illinois, with 98 locations and 1,100 employees. In 2013, the company was recapitalized and turned into Byline Bank. He was a trustee and supporter of Culver Military Academy, the University of Arizona Foundation, the Hellenic Foundation, Chicago City Day School and PAWS Chicago, the organization his wife and daughter founded in 1997. Peter and Paula established the Fasseas Foundation, funding The University of Arizona Fasseas Cancer Center, supporting cancer research at Dana Farber and other leading medical universities. He is survived by Paula (Sfarnas) Fasseas, his wife of 46 years; his children, Alexis and Drew; daughter-in-law, Meghan; three grandchildren, Katherine Polyxeni, Alexandra Ione, and Olivia James; brother, Milton (Kathy) Fasseas; sister-in-law, Jeannie (David) Howell and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and Godchildren.