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Peter J. Scarpitti, Jr.

December 10, 1942 - July 24, 2020

            Peter J. Scarpitti, Jr., age 77, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 24, 2020.

          Born in Upland, PA, he was a son of the late Peter and Alma Scarpitti, Sr. Peter made his career as a safety and compliance manager with Kemira Logistics, retiring in 2012.

          He was an avid golfer and played every Sunday with his friends of 30 plus years and also played regularly with the Bayberry Golf Club. Peter was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 2 Sussex County. Peter was a go getter who generously gave his time to help family, friends and neighbors. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

          In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his son Vincent and brother Ronald. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Peg; sons, Marc, Matthew and Charles (Tara); grandchildren, Logan, Samantha and Alyssa; brother, Charlie (Barbara); and father in law, Charles Heckrotte.

          Services and interment will be held privately.       

          In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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11 Guestbook messages for Peter J. Scarpitti, Jr.

  • Peg – My heart is with you during this difficult time. Pete was such a loving, caring person. Always greeted by a hug and kiss. I knew the first time I met both of you that I was part of your circle. Such an honor. I will miss him so much. With Deepest Sympathy, Love Robin

  • May God continue to guide you and bless you!

  • I remember Pete from long ago when we were both working at the old re-bar steel outfit “Taylor-Davis”. Pete only worked there for a short while, but he made an impression on all of us. He knew how to laugh, but he could be serious whenever the situation required it. He quickly took on a supervisory position and gained the respect of us all. If you had a problem at work, Pete was the first person that everyone went to see. Pete believed that the best way to get a job done was to motivate rather than to intimidate. And that was the sign of a true leader.

    My sincere sympathies to Pete’s family and the many friends who benefited so very much by his time in this world. May you rest in peace my dear old friend. And thank you for giving me the privilege of having known you…

  • Peg, Please know that we are thinking of you and extend our love and support to you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

    Love, Colleen and Dale

  • Peg and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
    Martha Yetter

  • Peg I am so very sorry for you and your family. My heart hurts for you. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
    Love Betty

  • Peg, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember Pete ‘s upbeat and outgoing personality whenever he would come to DOL to join your staff in a birthday or retirement celebration and of course, your unit’s famous Christmas luncheons. May Pete rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Tom & Pamela MacPherson

  • Peg, Joe and I were so saddened to hear of Pete’s sudden passing. We are so glad we got to meet and talk to him a few months ago….he seemed a kind and gentle man and will surely be missed by all. Our sincere condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time🙏.
    Love and prayers,
    Maryanne and Joe Siciliano

  • Oh Peg, There are no words to help you through this devastating time. Love and prayers for you and your beautiful family.

  • Prayers and condolences to Peggy and the family. So sorry for your loss. We will miss Pete here in Bayberry.

  • Peg, we are so sadden by Pete’s passing. Kenny always enjoyed his conversations with Pete regarding golf and lawn care. Both of you have always been so welcoming to us when we walked pass your house. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Kenny and Maria