Peter Veitz

Date of Death: 
April 10th, 2020

Peter Henry Veitz, age 91, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020 at the home of his son, Samuel Veitz, Sr. where he was lovingly cared for by his wife Rita, Sam, Colleen, and his grandchildren. Beloved husband of Rita (nee Madrigale) who just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 7th. Devoted and dedicated father to Samuel, Sr. (Colleen). Cherished grandfather of Sabrina, Samuel, Peter, Milton, Charlie, and the late DiMaggio. Peter was born to Rosario and Frances Vizza on September 6, 1928 and was the youngest of 11 children. He is finally at his final resting place and at peace with his brothers Gabriel aka Joseph (Lena) , Salvatore aka Sam (Edith), Pietro, Antonio aka Tony (Laura), Victorio aka Victor (Vera), Pasquale aka Pat (Teresa), Vincent aka Jimmy (Tillie) Alfredo aka Fred (Anna) and sisters Fillamino aka Louise (Chick DeLuca), and Eleno aka Ellie (Henry Giorgione) on National Sibling Day. Peter is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Peter was an Army Korean War veteran stationed in Alaska. He worked for Uniroyal for 33 years and retired from American Biltrite in 1994 where his son and daughter-in-law currently work. In his retirement, Peter liked to spend his mornings at the river with the boys and his coffee. He enjoyed his grandchildren tremendously and loved every minute of being a grandfather. Pete was an awesome cook and the best storyteller. He loved telling tales about his time in war, growing up, and working, just as much as his family liked listening to them. While he could, Peter loved taking his grandchildren out to eat, going to their sporting and school events, and going fishing out on the boat. In his most recent years, Pete loved to simply be in the company of his family and never ceased to ask about everyone’s day. He loved watching sports with his family as well. Pete got to watch the Eagles win their first Super Bowl, enjoyed the NASCAR races with his son Sam and grandson Peter, and also suffered through Peter’s yelling during many Sixers’ games. We are only allowed to have ten people at the viewing and burial and that includes the six of us. We decided it would be best to have a private viewing and burial as it would be nearly impossible to choose only four people from his long list of nieces and nephews, Rita’s close family, and our dear friends. We also want to protect the safety of our family and friends at this time. We hope you all understand. We do want to give dad the proper sendoff that he deserves. We have decided that we will be having a life celebration as soon as we are allowed to, hopefully around his birthday in September, followed by a prayer service at the cemetery and a luncheon for all his family and friends. We will let you all know when that will be. Please continue to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Memories and Condolences

With sincere sympathy for the loss of Mr. V. How lucky we were to have spent 22 years living behind the Veitz family and had the pleasure of being such close neighbors and friends. How special he went home on Good Friday. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily and he will be missed dearly. The Winward Family 🙏

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