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Obituary: Gerald D. Peet, 78, Wellsville

WELLSVILLE - Gerald D. Peet, 78, of 3543 Fords Brook Road, passed away at home on Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born June 23, 1941 in Buffalo, the son of the late Leo F. and Mary Kathryn “Kay” (Puffinburger) Peet. On February 9, 1973 in Belmont he married Margaret L. “Peg” Gordon who
“Jerry” was raised in Wellsville, and was a 1959 graduate of Wellsville High School; where he excelled in track and football. He was an alumni of Paul Smith College. He was first employed by Leo Peet Contracting, and later owned and operated Gerald D. Peet Contractor from 1982 to
2016. Jerry enjoyed, and took great pride in his masonry work, as expressed by his many satisfied customers over the years. He also had great respect for his employees and many of them expressed their
appreciation as they stopped to visit with him over the years. He was a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, the Wellsville Lions Club, the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, the Sons of the American Legion Squardernt 702, and a charter member of the Wellsville Jaycees. He was active with the Wellsville Fishing Derby from it's inception and the Lions Club Variety Show for many years.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Peg are two sons, Jeffrey (Venus Nickerson) Peet, of Wellsville, Bradley (Elizabeth Christopher) Peet of  North Chili, a step-daughter, Paula (Robert) Wilson of Temple, TX, a  sister, Linda (James) Karns, of Wellsville; a brother, James (Dalaine) Peet, of Wellsville; 2 sisters-in-law, Elke Peet, and Tracy (Bob) Insley, of Wellsville; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, and his beloved Shih-tuz, Buddy, who died February 12th. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a brother, John Peet.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Visiting Nurses Association, especially Mindy Cross and Ginny Hart, his many caring neighbors, and his granddaughter, Jessica Ordiway, and her family. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 4:00 to
7:00 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday, February 21, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Joseph Dougherty presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Lions Club Charities,
P.O. Box 576, Wellsville, NY 14895, or to the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences, please visit

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