Obituaries

Peter E. Kummer
Died: May 12, 2020
 Peter Kummer, 52,  passed away suddenly on May 12, 2020 with his family by his side.
 
Peter was born in Peekskill, NY, and graduated from Walter Panas High School in 1986 and then went on to attend college.  He later went on to become an entrepreneur and a Partner and Owner of The  Crompond Country Store and Pet Center.  Thereafter he went on to become an International Sales Manager at Central Garden Pet. He remained with the company for the rest of his career, making long-lasting friendships throughout the world that lasted a lifetime.
 
Peter was a devoted husband and was married to Patti on May 13, 2000 and celebrated 20 wonderful years of marriage together.  
 
Peter’s greatest and proudest accomplishments in his life was coming to Christ with his wife Patti and his amazing journey with his boys Kristjan and Niklas. He loved his church, First Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY, and all his brothers and sisters in Christ who were always there for him and supported him. These were the things that truly mattered most to Peter.
 
Peter being an adventurous person was an avid traveler and met many interesting people around the world. UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Italy were just some of the places that he traveled. Peter enjoyed hiking and the great outdoors and the beauty of nature, especially the mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire.
 
Peter was such a kind, good-natured person with a wonderful sense of humor, spreading laughter and joy everywhere he went.
 
Peter’s  Mother, Sigrid,  passed away a few years ago, sadly and suddenly he lost his father, George a few days ago.  Peter diligently and selflessly cared for both his mom and dad in their home and allowed them to pass with dignity and integrity by keeping them in their home for as long as possible.
 
Peter will be missed greatly by his wife Patti, his beautiful boys,  Kristjan, Niklas,  brother Eric, sister-in-law, Ann, nephews Joseph and Matthew.
 
We love you Peter!  Did you dance for Jesus or in awe of him be still? 
 
In memory of Peter, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY.

Peter's funeral will be held Wednesday, May 20th at 12:00 PM and will be led by Pastor Denny Burns.  Due to restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only the immediate family may gather in the funeral home.  If you would like to participate in the funeral service, it will be streamed and you can watch it by clicking on the following link:

Peter Kummer's Funeral Service 

From Pastor Denny Burns:

However, I would also like to invite you to show your love and support for the family by joining me in a rather unique 'Drive-By Calling Hour'.  From 10:30 to 11:30 AM on May 20th, we will be hosting a parade of well-wishers who will drive by the family at the funeral home.  Each car will receive a memorial brochure of Peter's life as well as a copy of the eulogy written by his wife Patti.

The family will gather at Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 and interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.