Peter de Sherbinin
March 15, 1950 - June 25, 2011
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Peter Andrew de Sherbinin, 61, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. He was born on March 15, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA and retired to Port Charlotte in 2000. Before retirement, Peter was a Controller for PerkinElmer. He built boats in his free time…

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Charles & Maureen Borchers left a message on July 2, 2011:
Christmas Dinner at our house won't be the same this year without Peter. He shared our Christmas Day for the last 8 years. We'll miss the conversation, the tennis, ping pong and the stories of his dog, Sue and Bob, his favorite fish. Peter was one of a kind and will be sorely missed by family and everyone in the neighborhood. Our condolences to Matt, Paula and the rest of his family.
Steven E Wojnarowicz left a message on June 30, 2011:
Pete will be missed in our neighborhood. I never knew much about Pete as he seemed to be a very private guy. Through the past years when I came down for the winter from Pa I enjoyed my brief chats with him as he came down the street with Sue. We had him over for dinner several times and always enjoyed his company, points of view on issues and he was a true gentleman in all fun debates. The funniest thing that ever happened concerning Pete was this past spring. My wife Karen went out to walk our two small dogs around 10 pm in front of the house in the dark of the night. The next thing I knew she came running into the house with the dogs. She double locked the doors and in a distressed look said, there is a weird dude riding towards her from down the sdtreet. He had a construction helmet with a light on it. She paniced and ran into the house with the dogs. Later laying in bed I suddenly broke out in laughter. It hit me it must have been Pete walking Sue while riding his bike ! I chuckeled for weeks remembering the look on my wifes face. That was Pete. He will be missed . We love you Pete !!
Robyn McGregor and George Opincariu left a message on June 30, 2011:
Peter was a daily ritual. There was nothing like the smile he would give you as slowly riding by with Sue. A man of few words...We will miss his morning bike rides with a wave hello and his night runs....He will be missed. He was a quiet but good neighbour.
Sheri & Jerry Sanders left a message on June 29, 2011:
Our memories of Peter were seeing him come down the street on his bike, and Sue by his side. He would stop and talk about this or that. Jerry will especially miss his conversations with Peter, as it was a daily ritual for both of them. Peter was a very educated man and a very private man. All his neighbors respected his privacy. Even though we all wanted to know more about him, we didn't ask. We just grasped any little bit of his life that he was willing to share with us. He was so active - most of us feel good if we can say we went for a daily (or weekly) walk, but Peter was continuously doing some form of exercise. Before he brought Sue home, he told all of us he was getting a "gator dog." We were all in suspense, until he brought this little bundle of a wrinkly-skinned dog home. What a cute little thing she was. My prayers go out to his family.
linda seglem left a message on June 29, 2011:
Was so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I knew him through Betty Bernz. He was a sweet , kind person with a great smile. He always said he retired early due to a family history of short life spans and he was right. I know he tried to live his retirement to his fullest capablities and was enjoying almost everyday. I hope his friends and family find comfort in this and knowing he's in a better place after a life well lived. Sincerely Linda Seglem
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Leslie left a message on June 28, 2011:
I made a deal with Peter 11 years ago that I would help him keep his teeth for 15 years until he reached 65. Peter was convinced that was all he would live until. Every 3 months I helped save his teeth and we became good friends. I am so sorry we will not make the 15 years. Peter you will be missed by your dental office, Herston Dental Services, and especillay me. You were a kind man. My prayers and sympathies go to your brother and family. I am sorry for your loss.
Betty Bernz left a message on June 28, 2011:
I regreted writing about some of the things that Peter enjoyed. Peter enjoyed: Playing tennis Riding his bicycle as well as motorcycle Jogging late it the evening with his dog Sue Swimming, Swimming, Swimming Jumping on his trampoline Working out on his lani with a Nortic Track and weights Yoga Sculling- the peace and serinity the water offered Sailing and rowing in a boat he built himself Practice shooting at the target range Reading Astronomy Math and physics puzzels' Taking his motor boat out to a desolate beach with Sue old cold coffee
Betty Bernz left a message on June 28, 2011:
Peter said he wanted to retire early because no one his family lived long. I know he was able to quit drinking and enjoy many things for approximately 9 years.
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