Peter S. Noseworthy, 61, of Delaware passed away in the Hospice Room at Grady Memorial Hospital late Thursday evening (March 7, 2013) while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Nov. 28, 1951 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland Canada and was a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School in 1969. A true entrepreneur, he had owned and operated a number of businesses throughout his career. One of his first ventures was Noseworthy's Vintage Antique Clothing Store on High Street in Columbus. The unique store catered to musicians who performed in Columbus.
Well known in the Ohio State campus area from his ownership of Mean Mr. Mustard's Bar, he went on to own Dublin Baseball Cards. He later owned and operated Brewske's Bar in Delaware.
His likeable personality blended well with his various business endeavors and helped in their success. Described as a free spirit, he was one who would help anyone in need. Always outgoing, he was well traveled; in fact, he journeyed to every state in the nation, but Alaska.
A true people person, he loved children, camping and gardening. With boundless energy and enthusiasm, he was quite likeable, never knowing a stranger. He was blessed with a bounty of friendships from all of his various business adventures. His circle also included friends from the Delaware Elks, those from the bowling team, as well as those who were his golf buddies.
He was an avid fan of The Ohio State University football and basketball teams, as well as the Columbus Blue Jackets. He attended the Christ The King Worship Center in Delaware. Peter was happiest discovering lost treasures, antiquing or at a flea market. He will be remembered for his engaging personality and friendly nature.
Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancé: Sandy VanGundy; mother Florence (Bartlett) Noseworthy of Delaware; father and companion: Allan Noseworthy and Harriett Pearson of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter: Gretchen (Bobby) Avonce; stepsons: Travis Moore, Shawn (Nichole) Moore; stepdaughters: Misty (Andy) Dulin, Shannon Moore; grandchildren: Romey, Gage, Michaela, Lexie, Mila, Chloe, Maizie, Austin, Dillon and Sophie; sister: Karen (Edward) Steck of Delaware; special nephew Scott Steck; nieces Heidi Green, Mary Beth Wing; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, the extended members of the Steck family, and many dear friends including best friend whom he considered his brother: Jim (Barb) Spencer who helped in numerous ways.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Frankie and Allan Noseworthy.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Andy Freeman officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions would be appreciated to the funeral home to assist with final expenses or HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Mar. 11, 2013