Albert "Pete" Makowiec, 94, lifelong resident of Blossburg, passed away on Feb. 28, 2013, at Broad Acres in Wellsboro.
Albert Walter Makowiec, "Pete" to family and friends, was born in Arnot, on Jan. 14, 1919, the last survivor of eight children, born to John and Bernice (Sherant) Makowiec.
He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force. Pete was married to the former Melaine Bogaczyk. He now joins his beloved wife who passed away on Nov. 3, 2012.
Pete was employed at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg for over 45 years until he retired at age 65. He was a member of Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church and their Knights of Columbus, the VFW Post 8730, American Legion Post 572 and Hillside Rod and Gun Club, as well as the Morris Run American Legion Post 167 and the Arnot Sportsman's Club.
Pete enjoyed doing many things in life. He was an outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and a talented gardener who was well known for his homemade horseradish. He also enjoyed times spent playing cards, especially euchre, with his family and many friends.
Surviving are his children, Georgette (Pete) Hall of Blossburg, Jani Chaborek of Winston-Salem, N.C., James Makowiec and Michael (Joni) Makowiec of Addison, NY; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kimberly and Derek Hall, Nicole Chaborek, Michelle, Brigit, Kirsten, Colton and Trent Makowiec; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Patrick and a granddaughter, Brooke Anne Makowiec.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors accorded.
Condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com