William ‘Bill’ Pelter, 55
A memorial service and celebration of the life of William Howard “Bill” Pelter, 55, of Willard, formerly of Theodosia, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at the Lutie Cemetery pavilion on Highway 160 in Theodosia. Mr. Pelter died July 27 in Willard.
He was born Aug. 29, 1963, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Flora Borelli Pelter. He was a free spirit who left behind many friends in Willard and Theodosia, as well as Key West, Florida, San Ysidro, California, Asheville, North Carolina, and various places in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Pelter was a gardener extraordinaire and was a genius at grafting and reproducing tropical plants. In his later life, he skillfully worked in the training of Lakeland terriers. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog, Timmy.
Like many, he believed deeply in the promise of eternal life and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mr. Pelter was not a church-going person but frequently talked passionately about his early Catholic training.
He is survived by two brothers, George Pelter Jr. of Tucson, Arizona, and Tim Pelter of Exeter, Pennsylvania; his cousin, Francine, who was like a sister to him, and her husband Tom Williams and their son Steve; his sister-in-law, Diane Albro of Kalkaska, Michigan; his sons William Pelter Jr. of Theodosia and Leonard Luppold of Reading, Pennsylvania; his daughter and son-in-law Samantha and Mike Passic of Luray, Virginia; his five grandchildren, Lily, Selah, Joseph, Adrienne and Jazmine; his stepfather Chester Solarz of Salem, Pennsylvania; and an aunt, Fran Marion of Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Julie Albro Pelter.
Arrangements by Holden Cremation and Funeral Service, Sparta. (This obituary is updated from last week’s Times to add memorial service information.)