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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Peter Gutsie, 82 – US Navy Veteran

Peter William Gutsie, 82, eldest son of Peter and Petrie (Truskowsky) Gutsie was born on April 29th, 1939 and passed away on October 13th, 2021 at Providence Place Senior Living of Pottsville.

Peter graduated from Mahanoy City High school, class of 1956.

He worked in the family business, “Gutsies Pizza” until he graduated high school then he went on the serve his country as a Navy Corpsman from 1956 to 1960. He then worked for Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania until 1968.

Peter graduated from Temple University with a degree in accounting and worked 2 years for the State of Pennsylvania in the Tax Office in Harrisburg. Peter then worked in New York City as an IRS agent. After retirement he returned home and was elected Councilmen for his hometown of Mahanoy city. He was then elected Tax Collector for Mahanoy City. Pete never lost an election.

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He was a member of the Mahanoy City Social and Athletic Club, UNICO and the American Legion and was a Board Member for the Mahanoy City Sewer Authority and the Mahanoy City Library.

Peter is survived by his brother Anthony and his wife Lisa of Mahanoy City, his nephew Anthony C. (Chris) of Mahanoy City and niece Beth Wife of Bryan Brown of Barnesville, great nephew and niece Blake and Lillian Brown. There has never been a better big brother or a better uncle then Uncle Pete “Unkie” to the kids. Peter was always there for his family, friends and community.

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