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“I've been friends with Pete for 30 years. Such a good guy. Would literally give the shirt off his back for a friend. I will miss him greatly. ”
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Peter J. Wende, 71, of Bear, Delaware and formerly of Buffalo, New York passed away at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on Wednesday June 14, 2017.

He graduated from Clarence Central High School in 1963 and attended Parsons College in Iowa. Peter served with the Navy Seabees from 1967 โ€“ 1968, during which time he spent 9 months in Chulia, Vietnam. He worked for Texaco from 1968 โ€“ 1998 and Tipton from 2001 โ€“ 2015.

In addition to his parents, Peter was predeceased by his sister, Jamie Hansen. Survivors include his sisters Susan Caldwell (AZ), Katrina Heckman (MO), Gretchen Kasper (NY), children Jennifer and David Healy (NJ), Matthew and Regina Wende (NJ), Rikki Wende-Bump (NJ) and Jon Paul and Rachel Wende (DE) and 8 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday June 25, 2017 at BEESON FUNERAL HOME, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE. A Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am.