June 30, 1965 ~ August 2, 2020

Born in: Cobleskill, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Peter J. Yackel

Greece:  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at age 55.  Survived by his father, Donald (Lisa); mother, Dorothy; loving daughters, Danah, Gabrielle and Hannah; brothers, Matthew (Carla), Andrew (Caroline); sisters, Elizabeth (Tony) Giamis and Sarah(Andrew) Yackel; mother of his children, Marie Yackel; his dog, Oliver; many loving family and dear friends.

Peter was a selfless, goofy, devoted father.  He was a hard worker who often worked for himself and enjoyed the art of building.  His family was most important and he will be dearly missed.

Peter’s visitation will be held Thursday, August 13th, 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Rd., (All must wear face coverings). For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: August 13, 2020 4:00 pm - August 13, 2020 8:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. Girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are sending love to you and wishes that your dad is at peace.

    Love, the Martoranas

  2. To Pete’s daughter’s and family,
    We are shocked to learn of Pete’s passing. We shared some happy memories on Mobile Drive and are grateful for all of his services when called upon in the past.
    Our sincere sympathy to all of your family. God Bless!
    Michael and Lisa DiSalvatore

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good neighbor and was always there when we needed him, ready to help. We will miss him.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was a leader for Gabby and Hannah in the children’s programs at Journey Christian Church. Ladies–I remember your dad bringing you to play practices on Saturday mornings and the love that you all had for each other was very apparent. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Peter, I have no words that can measure up to the care I have for you in my heart. Over all of the years your daughter and I were friends, you quickly become like a father to me too. For that, I will forever be grateful.

  6. Pete was a true artist when it came to building. If he couldn’t find what someone needed, he would make it! We are so sorry for your loss. Our family has many memories of Pete. What a great guy. He will be missed.
    Jim and Mickey Eckert

  7. I am so sad to hear about Peter passing. My heart breaks for Marie and the girls with his passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Dearest Dottie,
    On behalf of all current and former members of the ROCHESTER ORATORIO SOCIETY, we send our condolences to you and your family for the sudden loss of your son, Peter, who passed away on August 2, 2020. May Peter rest in peace.

  9. I never imagined having to say goodbye to you. You are missed so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️

  10. I’am so very sorry for your loss. Peter and I had a special friendship, I wll never forget, for spending many hours on the phone talking about his life and the joy of his girls ,we had talked about your hopes and dreams. He will always have a place in my heart. Peter I hope you find peace.

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