Peter K. Brechtel, was born in New York City and lived in Rockland county most of his life. Pete’s loving family included Adele, his wife and Zachary their son where they lived in Tomkins Cove, NY. He grew up in nearby Stony Point with his mom Unda, father Philipp Jr. and brother Philipp III.
After high school Pete started his career in commercial lighting at Nova Lighting. Some 35 years later, Pete worked at Cooper Lighting in Elmsford, NY. Through-out his life’s journey, Pete met, worked with and befriended many people which became life-long loved ones and good friends.
On Memorial Day weekend 2017 Pete was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He received his bone marrow transplant in August 2017 and started his long journey on his way to recovery. With Adele by his side the whole way, Pete showed signs of recovery that brought him to late 2018 when he encountered a setback. Pete passed away in the beginning of 2019 at the age of 55 years old.
Pete, love always; Phil
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