Peter Homitz, 84 of Monaca, passed away on December 21, 2019 in Brighton Rehab & Wellness Center after an extended illness and is now in Heaven with his family and friends.
Born in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Leo & Clara Homitz. Peter was a 1953 graduate of Freedom High School, CCBC, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Slippery Rock University. His 25 year career as a special education teacher began at D.T. Watson, then continued with Beaver County Intermediate Unit and ending at Western Beaver Schools from where he retired in 1999. Peter was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Monaca serving on the church council and teaching CCD classes. He was an outdoorsman and a good neighbor.
Peter is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia (Mandarino) Homitz and five children: Carol (Richard) Homitz-McNulty, Susan Homitz, Michael (Kris) Homitz, Mary Homitz and Dan Homitz, six grandchildren: Sean, Rick, and Caity McNulty, Zachary, Ethan, and Spencer Homitz, a sister Elizabeth McVicker, and two sisters in law, Peggy (Larry) Garuccio, and Shirley (Chester) Homitz, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers; John, Chester, Edward, and David Homitz.
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where prayers will be offered on Friday at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Freedom.
The family wants to thank the staff on the third floor at The Grove at Brighton Rehab and Vitas hospice for their wonderful care of their husband and father.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Peter’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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