Itashiki, Heidi Trevor (Peterson)

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December 17, 1953 - May 30, 2018

Itashiki, Heidi Trevor (Peterson)

Heidi Rebecca Peterson Trevor Itashiki—December 17, 1953-May 30, 2018

Heidi Itashiki, a valued member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, died May 30, 2018 at the age of 64 after a long but courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born in Jamestown New York, December 17, 1953, she was the daughter of Paul Rudolph Peterson and Clara Ann Magnone Peterson of Jamestown, New York.  She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and the Hartt College of Music with a master’s degree in Violin Performance.  She performed with the symphony orchestras of Hartford, Jacksonville, Savannah and Fort Worth before joining the Dallas Symphony in 1982.

Heidi believed her purpose to be a valued member of a team: “discovering and creating music that uplifts people to a more meaningful experience in the world.” Not only did she have a long career with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, but she taught violin to countless young people in the Plano area, many who have gone on to have careers in music or have become great supporters of the arts. She was known for her hardworking, kind, and passionate spirit by all who knew her. She loved to cook and knit for her family and friends, and took great care of her papillon dog, Gustav.

Heidi is survived by her daughter, Chloé Alexandra Trevor, an accomplished violinist, her son, Ryuu Itashiki, a proficient visual artist, her mother Clara Ann Peterson, sister Paula Renee Peterson McGinness, a sister-in-law, Rebecca Miner Peterson, two nieces and their families, and a number of cousins and their families.  She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Rudolph Peterson, and her brother Jan Brian Peterson.

The family will be accepting visitors for visitation and viewing on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, 1835 Young St. Dallas, TX 75201

In lieu of flowers, we would like to ask for donations to be directed to the “Heidi Trevor Memorial Scholarship Fund” at the “Chloé Trevor Music Academy” which will award deserving high school Academy students scholarships for further study.
Donations should be made out to “Chloé Trevor Music Academy” with “Heidi Trevor Memorial Scholarship Fund” in the memo line and can be:
Left in a special basket at the church
Or mailed to:
Chloé Trevor Music Academy
5960 W. Parker Rd. #278-318
Plano, TX 75093 USA
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Sue Creasap

December 27, 2018 10:02AM

I am so sorry to hear of this through the IUP Alumni magazine. Heidi was a gifted musician and I will be forever grateful that our paths crossed. My heart is sad but I will cherish the memories of our preparation and performance of the Brahms Horn Trio for my junior recital. Condolences to her family and friends.

Carolyn (Overdorff) Williams

June 13, 2018 4:50PM

I am so saddened to hear of Heidi's passing. We were music majors together at IUP, and I always admired her violin playing. She was a very sweet person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences.

Xiao-mei Pelletier & Dwight Shambley

June 12, 2018 9:37AM

Beautiful Friend ❤️ HEIDI ❤️
Phenomenal Violinist ❤️
Perfect Standpartner ❤️
Awesome Musician ❤️
Outstanding Colleague ❤️
Genius Knitter ❤️
Super Mother, Sister, Daughter & Aunt ❤️
Generous Listener ❤️
Loving Spirit ❤️
YOU made the WHOLE World a smaller & kinder place❤️
YOU are Heaven’s brightest star, now ❤️
RIP ❤️
❤️ Dwight Shambley
❤️ Xiao-mei Pelletier

James Farrell

June 10, 2018 8:57PM

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May the comforts of God which pass all understanding be with you always. Sincerely, James Farrell

Cynthia Wiley

June 10, 2018 8:33AM

So sorry for your family’s loss. A lovely, exceptional woman. I was Blessed to know her, beginning in the summer of 1987, babysitting Chloe while she and Dawn performed with the DSO. I enjoyed our conversations before and after. Getting to know her and watching Chloe was a joy. How wonderful to see you both enjoy music together and have such a wonderful mother daughter relationship. That is the biggest treasure of all. We will miss her. Love, hugs, prayers and condolences to the family.

Deborah Mashburn

June 09, 2018 9:52PM

Chloé, I am so sorry about your mom. I am out of town until next weekend so can’t attend the funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Meera Subash

June 09, 2018 8:17PM

Dearest Chloe and family,
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers at this time. Your mom was a great source of light in this world and I know you will carry that forward in your music.
Meera Subash

Chloé Trevor

June 09, 2018 4:53PM

You’ll always be in my heart, Mommy. I will keep on playing for you <3

David Korevaar

June 09, 2018 2:56PM

I'll miss you Heidi - I'll remember how you were always there for your children and your musical family. You fought so hard and so long. Special love to your mother, Chloé, and Ryuu. David Korevaar

Dana Lynn Young

June 09, 2018 2:52PM

Chloe, my heart and prayer are with you and your family, at this difficult time. I’ll always be thankful for the steady support your mother’s presence at the conservatory gave to me and other parents so excited to have our children in such an outstanding music program. She was clearly your greatest fan and I pray those loving memories and God’s great comfort in the hope of Christ’s return bring strength and peace to you, always.

Leslie and Rob Wigley

June 09, 2018 2:36PM

Leslie and I will miss seeing Heidi in Durango. Our hearts are sad for you, Chloe.....