Peter Carl Sch­wer

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

TAYLORS IS­LAND — Peter Carl Sch­wer died on Sunday, Novem­ber 6, 2016 at Penin­sula Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Salisbury, MD. He was sur­rounded by his fam­ily and went peace­fully. Peter was born Dec. 15, 1954 in Tar­ry­town, NY, son of Joseph and the late Pauline (Wagner) Sch­wer.

He grad­u­ated from Sleepy Hol­low High School in 1973. He at­tended Westch­ester Com­mu­nity Col­lege. He was a ca­reer elec­tri­cian and held li­censes in Westch­ester, NY, and Dorch­ester, MD. He worked for many years as plant elec­tri­cian for Ge­or­gia Pa­cific in Tar­ry­town, NY. His last job, prior to re­tire­ment, was for Mary­land Wire Belt in Church Creek, MD.

Peter’s pas­sion was for fish­ing and the boats that brought him onto the wa­ter. He moved to Taylors Is­land, MD in 1999, to be­gin his wa­ter­side life­style of crab­bing, fish­ing, boat­ing and so­cial­iz­ing. He de­lighted in liv­ing near the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay, and loved host­ing friends and fam­ily to share in his en­joy­ment of the out­doors. He often gave to his fam­ily and to the com­mu­nity even when he didn’t have much to give, this left a last­ing im­pres­sion on his chil­dren.

He en­joyed en­ter­tain­ing and would steam, bake, BBQ and smoke huge feasts for ev­ery oc­ca­sion. He es­pe­cially loved treat­ing out-of town vis­i­tors to lo­cal Mary­land crab and oys­ters in re­turn for some New York del­i­catessen style sop­pres­sata. He trea­sured spend­ing time with his fam­ily, es­pe­cially his many grand­chil­dren. He was a very proud Grandpa and was al­ways snap­ping pic­tures, singing praises and brag­ging about them. He was me­chan­i­cally and mu­si­cally in­clined. He could fix just about any­thing that came his way and en­joyed work­ing with his hands. He taught him­self to play the fid­dle, pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ment for the fam­ily at most gath­er­ings.

Peter is pre-de­ceased by his birth mother Pauline and brother Joseph (Jody).

He is sur­vived by sev­eral beloved and lov­ing fam­ily mem­bers. His wife Pene­lope, his par­ents Joseph and Joan, his sis­ter Donna (David) Mor ri­son, his sis­ter LeeAnne Sch­wer, his brother Chris (Ju­lanne) Juncker and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. He is sur­vived by his three sons and daugh­ter and their fam­i­lies: Carl, Adam and Ta­mara, Philip and Crys­tal, El­iz­a­beth and Paul My­cka; and his 12 grand­chil­dren: Charles of Cam­bridge, MD; Re­becca, Au­drey, Braedan, Mati­ley and Hud­son of Rich­mond, VA; An­gela, Sab­rina and PJ of Fishkill, NY; Matthew, Margaret and Mar­cus of Put­nam Val­ley, NY.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fri­day, Nov. 18, at the Chapel of Ease on Hooper Neck Road, Tay­lor’s Is­land, MD (Old Trin­ity Church). Re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the ser­vice at a nearby lo­ca­tion. It’s sure to be a good time, just like Pete would want!

PETER CARL SCH­WER

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