Peter Carl Schwer
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