Peter Waldmeir Obituary

Peter William Waldmeir
Peter William Waldmeir

September 18, 1953 - June 28, 2019
Born in Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Resided in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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Following a courageous battle with cancer, Grosse Pointe Farms Councilmember Peter W. Waldmeir passed away on June 28, 2019 surrounded by family.

First elected in 1995, Councilmember Waldmeir was the longest current serving member of the Farms City Council. Prior to serving on the Grosse Pointe Farms City Council, Mr. Waldmeir served on the Council of the City of Grosse Pointe. He was deeply respected by his colleagues for his intelligence, institutional knowledge and wit.

Mayor Louis Theros expressed, "Beyond his incredible skills as a member of City Council, he was a friend. I personally will be forever grateful for his support and counsel over the years and will miss his mentorship. He loved this community and his contributions will be felt for generations to come."

Councilman Waldmeir also served as Chairman of the Parks and Harbor and Communications Committees where he was instrumental in strengthening policies and procedures to ensure greater clarity and transparency.

According to friend and fellow Councilmember John Gillooly, "Peter was a master problem solver. He had a way of taking a complex issue and breaking it down to its most relevant components. He was principled, but also pragmatic and looked for common ground to reach compromise."

Mayor Theros has ordered that municipal flags be flown at half-staff in Councilman Waldmeir's honor.

Peter leaves behind his wife, Sandra, daughter, Sara, her husband Jon and their son Jackson, daughter Charlotte, her husband Domingo and stepson Brent Michael Reno. Also surviving are his father, Pete Waldmeir (former Detroit News columnist) and his wife Marilyn, siblings Patti, Christopher, and Lindsey, extended family and many friends.

A visitation will take place on Monday, July 8, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, and on Tuesday, July 9, from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, 48236. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 am at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236.





A.H. Peters Funeral Home
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Monday, July 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A.H. Peters Funeral Home
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Christ Church-Grosse Pointe
61 Grosse Pointe Blvd.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI USA 48236
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
11:00 AM