This page is dedicated to the honor and memory of Peter A. Haras, also known as Pete.
It was a life long dream of Pete's to open his own successful restaurant where he could serve great food to many in a warm family-like atmosphere. His passion, diligence, and strict work ethic, had undoubtedly brought his dream to life in July of 1999 when he opened Blueberry Field Pancake House and Restaurant in South Holland, IL. South Holland, where family values are held to the highest degree, was the perfect place to make his dream come alive as Pete himself was extremely family oriented. Town locals effortlessly warmed up to his charm and charisma, largely due to the "twinkle in his eye" that would grab their attention upon walking through the door. His hospitality and witty sense of humor was comforting for many and made them feel at home.
On April 5, 2006 at the young age of 57, Pete was sadly and unexpectedly taken from his loved ones due to a fatal heart attack. He left behind his beloved wife Patte and daughters Christy and Nikki Haras who have taken over Blueberry Field Pancake House and Restaurant. Though they do have some pretty big shoes to fill, many can attest to the fact that they have done their best to maintain that warm family-like atmosphere (and great food) that Pete tirelessly worked toward as a means of keeping his dream alive, and in essence keeping his spirit alive.
Husband and Father...we love you, we miss you, and we hope you are proud.
To help find a functional cure for diabetes, please click here.
Sisters Christy and Nikki Haras record a documentary about diabetes, running marathons for a cure, and talk about helping others suffering from this disease.
Watch Running for a Cure here.