Peter Daniel Retkevicz
Peter Daniel Retkevicz,76, a lifelong resident of Nashua, NH, passed away on January 22, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born December 26, 1944, in Nashua, NH to Peter G. and Julia (Karawski) Retkevicz.
Peter attended St. Casmir’s church throughout his childhood. After graduating in 1963 from Nashua High, he spent two years in Vietnam while serving in the U.S. Army. Peter was known to work hard and play hard. While working the night shift at Anheuser-Busch, he started a successful plating and chroming company, Rethz Light Metals, in Nashua. His business prospered because he lived by the motto “do a job right or don’t do it at all”. It was paramount to him that he always provided for his family and fulfilled their every need.
Peter was a lover of golf, making many friends at Green Meadow golf course. Winning or losing didn’t matter to him, as long as it was fun and he could make others laugh. He enjoyed having people around and was able to make friends with anyone. He was generous and caring, with a large loving heart. Peter liked keeping his lawn green and his flowers blooming. He was able to cook up a delicious meal at the drop of a hat for anyone who might show up at his door. He sent people away with doggy bags, and his dogs always ate as well as he did. However, he loved nothing more than being alongside his loved ones, especially his grandsons. Peter’s greatest joy was watching the boys play hockey and baseball, as he had as a child. He was extremely proud of his family, as his family was equally proud of him.
He is survived by his beloved companion, Dena Levy of Cape Coral; loving children, Chad Retkevicz and his son, Tyler of Nashua, NH, and Jay Retkevicz and his sons, Gavin and Brian of Litchfield, NH; sister, Susie Boyd and her husband, Ed of Hudson, NH; as well as his dog, Molly.
Peter was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Nancy Berry.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.