GREENSBORO — Peter Brelia Sr., 82, of Greensboro, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Peter was born in Plattsburgh, New York on July 11, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents Hartwell and Gertrude Denton Brelia and his siblings Oliver Soulia, Mary (Soulia) LaBounty and Sheridan Soulia.

Peter grew up in Peru, New York, and graduated from Peru Central School. Peter received his degree in construction technology from the State University of New York at Delhi, New York. He was employed for over 40 years with O’Brien and Gere, working as a project manager in water and waste engineering.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Joanne Way Brelia; his sons Peter Brelia (Patty) of Greensboro, Maryland; Michael Brelia (Cindy) of Dover, Delaware; Matthew Brelia (Shelley) of Mocksville, North Carolina; his daughters; Kathleen Haass (Ron) of Dover, Delaware; Bernadette Alderson of Greensboro, Maryland; Sarah Wenzel (Bill) of Coudersport, Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren; one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and his sisters Lucille Parsons of Peru, New York; Josephine Howard of Plattsburgh, New York.

A mass will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 522 Main Street, Marydel, Maryland. Interment will be at Greensboro Cemetery in Greensboro, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Peter to Immaculate Conception Church at 522 Main Street, Marydel, Maryland 21649, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 4600 Fairfax Dr. #900, Arlington, VA 22203.

APG Chesapeake

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