Pete enjoyed the world, loved the sea, the flowers, the birds, he loved his family and his little house.
He traveled extensively sailing the Caribbean, the Greek islands, climbing the pyramids in Egypt and tasting the wine in Italy. Pete served our nation stateside in the Army. And he was always happy to be home.
He taught his children how to ski, ride bikes, ice-skate, and drive a car; he was a strict father but he always wanted his girls to be the best versions of themselves. Pete enjoyed making his home and world beautiful – planting flowers, manicuring the lawn, renovating rooms, and carving fine art at his work bench. He had a curiosity and a quest for knowledge; reading when he couldn’t figure something out. In his early years, when he had free time he’d pile the kids in the car and head off for camping adventures. He was always up for an adventure. One vacation found him sailing in Greece; Pete, Lilly and some friends were captain and crew. When he was young, he wasn’t fond of the shore and the sand, but after he moved there, he loved it. His porch faced the setting sun.
Lillian and he shared 33 years of marriage, 22 of them side by side in their Westville Grove Insurance agency. He is survived by daughters: Cheri Solometo (Steven), Annette Colace (Thomas), Lori Sanders (Michael) and Gail Kosyla (Philip Wursta), Kimberly Voorhees (Garrett Lewis); 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Come celebrate 84 great years Wednesday June 5, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, 130 Broad Street, Swedesboro NJ, with an 11 a.m. Mass. In lieu of flowers donations to Holy Redeemer Hospice (holyredeemer.com) will be appreciated.