SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Peter John Wendt, 81, passed away at his home Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was born May 8, 1937 in New Haven, Conn., the son of John F. and Meta (Behrens) Wendt. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, N.Y., class of 1955. He then served in the United States Navy on the USS Salem.
On June 29, 1991, he married Patricia Ann Spooner in Brattleboro, Vt.
He was employed with Con-Rail Railroad Company and the New Haven Railroad as an inspector and civil engineer, retiring after 52 years of service.
He was a member of the Brattleboro Masonic Lodge F.A.A.M. Lodge 102, a member of the Cairo Temple in Rutland, a member of the Cairo Band, and a member of the Noble Mystic Shrine.
He was an avid golfer, enjoyed cutting wood, collecting stamps, and collecting and building model trains.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of North Springfield; one daughter Dawn Marie Ahonen; two sons Zane Ahonen and Gregory Ahonen; and six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several cousins.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Bonnie L. Ahonen.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Ladder of Smiles Cairo Oriental Band, c/o W. Michael Hartup, 7418 East 26th Street, N. Wichita, Kansas 67226.