Peter Wisneski, 77, of Pleasant Mount, died peacefully at home, Monday morning, March 21st, surrounded by family after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rosanna Wisneski, the former Rosanna Piacente. They were married January 5, 1974 in Brooklyn, NY.
Born November 16, 1944, in Hackensack, New Jersey, son of the late Peter Wisneski, Sr. and Stella Pytlak Wisneski Eskra of South Hackensack, he graduated from Hackensack High School in 1963. Peter was drafted and served in the Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Thailand from 1965-1967.
An avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener, he moved his young family to Pleasant Mount in 1977. He worked for many years at R.B. Fries in Vandling as their auto body technician. He was a simple man, a hard worker and so proud to always provide for his family.
If you saw Peter, he was probably in a flannel and a ball cap with a Shaeffer beer in his hand and pack of Marlboros in his shirt pocket. You could always find him in his garden, taking his beloved beagles for a walk, tinkering around the yard or in the garage, or watching his Yankees, Giants, or Knicks.
Known for his famous pickles, late summer found the kitchen filled with the aroma of pickling spices, fresh dill and garlic.
Although he was not a man of many words, if you got him talking he would always have great stories to tell.
He is also survived by his three daughters Karen Patel and her husband Rahul, Leesburg, VA; Gina DuBois and her husband, Darren, Equinunk; and Lori Terpak and her husband, Chris, Whites Crossing; and nine grandchildren: Samuel, Krishnan, BalDev, Nicholas, Stella, Zachary, Declan, Henry and Noah and two step-grandchildren: Ethan and Brayden; a half-sister, Terry Gelfand, Dickson City and his life-long friend, Arnie Bosshard, who was like a brother to him.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Wisneski and his stepfather, Joseph Eskra, both of South Hackensack.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10am in St. James Church, 361 Great Bend Tpk, Pleasant Mount. Viewing on Thursday from 4 to 7pm at the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.
The family would like to thank the Wayne Memorial Hospice team for taking such wonderful care of Peter. They were a true blessing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nittany Beagle Rescue. www.nittanybeaglerescue.org/home.cfm
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