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“Sorry For You Loss Barbra Love Pat & Shaunee ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Pat & Shaunee Novak - Newark, DE

“Sorry For You Loss BarbraLove Pat & Shaunee ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Pat & Shaunee Novak - Newark, DE

“Barbara, so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I saw his obituary in Sunday's Intelligencer. It was a great picture of Peter and brought back many...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: John Hartzel - New Hope, PA

NWPC Senior High Youth (FISH) Leaders: Harry, Pete, Steve, Jim “Dear Barb - Anna and I were devastated to learn of Pete's death this past week (via an email this morning from Jan Helsel). We have such wonderful...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Harry Strong - Prescott, AZ

“I will miss my dad tremendously. But I have so many wonderful memories that will keep him present in my life. I'm so grateful for all of the family...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Obst - NJ - Daughter

“Listening to Pete's CD we are reminded of his beautiful voice and his love of the old "standards". A good friend and a much loved member of our "safe...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Peter Clayton - Warrington, PA

“Pete and Barb were wonderful neighbors when we all lived at Mill Run. Pete always had a smile on his face and a great outlook on life. Our sympathies...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Marianne & Jeffery Snyder - FL

Pete, Barb and Christine - 1st Halloween “I will always have such warm fond memories of Pete with Barb. I am so grateful to have felt Pete's bright loving light albeit too short. My family...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Quanda Hood - North Liberty, IA


Frederick Peter Obst (Pete) died peacefully in his home in Sellersville, PA on March 24, 2020, at the age of 87. He is survived by wife Barbara (Racis); son Peter and grandson Tim Carden (Virginia) and great-grandchildren Braylee and Brannon; daughter Lois Gillespie (Joe) and grandson Joe (Stacey) and great-grandchildren Lyla, Logan, Noah and Owen, and grandson Bob (Lori); daughter Pat (Doreen) and grandsons Ricky (angel in heaven) and Will; son Joe Kalinowski (Melissa) and grandchildren Erica, AJ, Nicholas and Grace; daughter Jennifer Mossbrook (Joe) and grandchildren Joey, Adam, Nate and Crystal; son Jason Kalinowski and grandchildren Madison and Jackson. He is preceded in death by his first wife Orla Obst.
Pete was born on February 7th in Philadelphia to Pearl and Peter Obst. He graduated from LaSalle College in 1966 with a degree in chemistry. He served in the army overseas in Germany and worked as a helicopter mechanic. As a professional, he worked for Gilbert Spruance Company. He then worked for Rohm & Haas where he created and secured a patent for water soluble furniture finishes. He also trained and mentored young international employees in wood coatings. After retirement he created his own consulting service Environtech, to help companies create environmentally-friendly finishes and paints.
As a son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Pete was an amazing family man. He loved sports and music. He was a great cheerleader on the sidelines of his children's and grandchildren's games. He taught his grandchildren how to play golf. He sang in the church choir, at talent shows and at weddings over the decades. He enjoyed hours of singing by himself or with friends on his karaoke, crooning with his favorite - Frank Sinatra.
Pete was kind, compassionate and generous. He often tutored his children, grandchildren and friends, being the math/chemistry expert in the family. He volunteered as a math tutor to children at Oxford Circle Church. He also coached CYO youth basketball. For seven years he served as a volunteer senior high youth group leader at his church. He was a very faith filled and giving man. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.
At this time a private viewing and burial will be held for immediate family. At a later date a memorial celebration of life will be held with family and friends.
To share your fondest memories of Pete, please visit - www.lifecelebration.com
The family would like to thank Jefferson Home Hospice for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to - Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church, Music Program, 1401 Meetinghouse Rd., Warminster, PA 18974
Services by Decker-Givnish of Warminster