Peter S. Urtz, 79, of Brooksville, FL passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. He was born in Mohawk Hill, New York on June 16, 1941 the son of the late Stanley P. Urtz and Cecelia E. (Nellenbach) Urtz Milles.
He was a 1960 graduate of Constableville High School and attended SUNY Morrisville. Peter retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY after a long and successful career where he enjoyed mentoring young employees and gained lifelong friends. He relocated to Florida where he embarked on a 2nd career with school districts in Charlotte and Lee counties, officially retiring in 2003.
Peter leaves his wife, Sharon (Donahue) Urtz, and children Deborah (Frank) Gleason of Webster, NY, Tamara (Douglas) Feck of Mendon, NY, Eric Chaykosky of Tampa, FL, Todd (Sara) Chaykosky of Houston, TX and Rebecca (Ron) Winegar of Joelton, TN. He is survived by numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Additionally, Peter is survived by siblings Margaret (George) Reape, Carol Gydesen, and Garry (Norma) Urtz and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather, Leo Milles, sister and brother-in-law Sandra (James) Buneo, brother-in-law Nelson Gydesen and brother Daniel Urtz.
Peter, a member of St. Mary Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Masaryktown, FL, had a generous heart and lent a hand where needed whether it was organizing the inaugural fundraising carnival for his church, designing and completing home improvement projects large and small, or lending an encouraging ear. His children benefitted from his example of living an upright life, and from his strong, steadfast support and encouragement. Peter was known to drop everything to come to the aid of his family. He appreciated the support and encouragement of friends and neighbors during a series of health challenges in his final years. In his later years, Peter especially enjoyed visits with his children and grandchildren and the antics of his great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Saturday, May 22nd at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY, followed by internment at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.
Memorial donations may be made in Peter’s memory to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Hernando/Citrus, Inc., 1291 Kass Cr., Spring Hill, FL 34606, or St. Mary Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 18810 U.S. 41, Masaryktown, FL 34604.
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Hernando/Citrus, Inc., 1291 Kass Circle, Spring Hill FL 34606
St. Mary Our Mother of Sorrows Church
18810 U.S. 41, Masaryktown FL 34604