Obituary of Peter John von Uchtrup
OBITUARY FOR PETER JOHN VON UCHTRUP
Peter John von Uchtrup, 56, of Sugar Loaf, NY, passed away suddenly on June 16, 2023.
He was born on February 2, 1967, in Queens, NY, to Robert von Uchtrup of Radford, VA, and Anne Marie Wiley of Middletown, NY. Peter is a 1985 Monroe Woodbury High School graduate in Central Valley, NY, and was accepted to Northeastern University. However, Peter chose tofollow his passion and natural talent to begin his career as a builder. In 1986, Pete opened his company, 18th Century Builders. His beautiful creations using reclaimed antique lumber are in homes and buildings everywhere, and his legacy remains with his retail store, the Rekindled Farmhouse, in Sugar Loaf. In his spare time, Pete enjoyed fishing, biking, hiking, exploring nature collecting chanterelle mushrooms, time with family and friends, and in his final years with the woman he chose to love, Keryl Oliver. Pete's transplanted heart gave him 13½ extra years to love those dearest to him, and he did so beautifully.
Peter is survived by his parents, Anne Marie Wiley and Robert von Uchtrup, his daughter Isabella von Uchtrup, and his stepson, Sebastien Guilbault. He also leaves behind beloved family members, including his brother Michael Ward von Uchtrup of Salisbury Mills, NY, stepsister Christine Henderson of Roanoke, VA, devoted aunts, uncles, cousins, niece, nephew, and many close friends. He is predeceased by his son, Peter John von Uchtrup, and his grandparents, Eberhard, Elizabeth von Uchtrup, and Ralph and Marie Vitolo.
Visitation is being held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2023, followed by a memorial service from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Donovan Funeral Home at 82 S. Church Street, Goshen, NY 10924.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in Peter’s name. Please
have contribution gifts sent to the following:
Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Attention: Development – Heart Transplant In Memory of Peter von Uchtrup
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Or to the GoFundMe page for “Mae's Journey with Epilepsy & Hyperekplexia,” organized by
Jenna Walden on behalf of Kelly and Cory Johnston.
“Pete, your spirit was always too big for your body. Sleep with angels now. You are greatly loved and forever remembered.”