Peter John Veenboer, Jr.


Peter John Veenboer, Jr., age 77, of Elmwood Park, NJ passed away peacefully at his home on July 21, 2020.  Born in Paterson, NJ and raised in Prospect Park, he resided in Elmwood Park for 39 years.  He was a parishioner of St. Leo R.C. Church in Elmwood Park.  An avid antique collector and health and fitness advocate, Pete enjoyed gardening, cars and especially taking his grandchildren to the boardwalk.  He will be remembered as an animal lover and for his compassion and assistance to those in need, especially seniors.

An employee of over 30 years with Tanis Hardware in Haledon, he rose to the position of manager before retiring in June of this year.

Beloved father of Jill A. Veenboer and Noelle M. Berkovitz and husband Phillip.  Loving grandfather of Justin S. and Anna K. Berkovitz and Evan V. Veenboer.  Dear brother of Grace Veenboer-Peck.  Cherished uncle of Ronald J. Peck, Jr., Michel P. Peck-Headley, Hattie Peck and the late Gregory M. Peck.  He is predeceased by his parents Harriet H. (Pierson) and Peter John Veenboer, Sr. as well as his significant other, Barbara Jean Secker.

All services are private.  Donations in memory of Peter may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718.

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Dad we are going to miss you dearly. I am so grateful for the time we got to spend together. I will alway cherish our conversations, especially sharing our health and wellness ideas. I am comforted to know you have been reunited with your love, Barbara. Until we meet again. I love you Dad, Noelle, Phil, Justin & Anna.
To my amazing Uncle meant the the world to me. I am going to miss our conversations, once we got going we would be on the phone forever. I was so excited for my son to have someone like you in his life to grow up with and look up too...however God had a different plan. Am I mad he took you, yes, do I understand why, no...The last time Jill put the phone up to your ear I knew those were the last words I would say to you and when I hung up I couldn’t catch my breath knowing I would never see you again. You truly were the definition of an Uncle and I will always cherish our time together and our conversations. I know you are dancing with Aunt Barbara again, taking naps with Papa, talking with Nana, kicking back and watching over all of kids with my Dad and checking out the ladies with Greg. Give them all kisses and hugs for me. Thank you Uncle for being you...because to me “you” was one heck of guy! Love you and miss you...
After being your sister for 74 years , I’m going to be lost with out you, I miss you, I love you my brother. No more pain!
Grace Peck
Dear Grace, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother Peter... Praying for you and your family. Sharon BHS class of 61
Sharon Dolan Rinschler
Rest In Peace Peter. I will miss you. Barb is waiting for you.❤️
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