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Peter J. Havel

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Peter Jerome Havel, 75, a resident of both Framingham, MA and Frisco, TX, passed away after a brief illness in Houston, TX on Sunday, March 18. Havel, a graduate of Lehigh University, U.S. Army veteran, life-long fan of the NY Yankees and Giants, and devoted member of the Metrowest YMCA Tsunami Masters swim team, was born on January 5, 1937 in Astoria Queens, NY, but spent much of his life in the greater Boston area as a business owner and family man. He was the President of Liberty Architectural Sales (Hollis, NH) from 1995-2003 and remained with Kamco Supply of NE, which purchased the company, until the time of his passing. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sudbury and also attended Chapel of the Cross Church (Southboro, MA). His passion for cooking will continue to be shared by his entire family. He leaves his wife Jeanne S. Havel (Frisco, TX), daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Mary, Stephen and Connor Altman (Jacksonville, FL), daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Anne, Keith and Brianna Kirkman (Kingwood, TX), and son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Peter, Janie and Reagan Havel (Dallas, TX). In addition, he will be missed by sister- and brother-in-law Cathy and Gary Sampson (O'Fallon, MO), cousins Luella Smith (Scotland, PA) and Carol Kerwin (Phoenix, AZ), nephews Craig Havel (West Roxbury, MA), Peter Havel (Marion, MA) and wife Nancy, Paul Havel (Tigard, OR) and his wife Melissa , Jerry Havel, John Havel, Hank Havel, and Bill Sampson (St. Louis, MO), and nieces Lynn Havel Buckley (Owings, MD) and Katie Sampson (Denver, CO). His passing was preceded by his parents Emily and Charles Havel and brothers Richard, Charles and Warren Havel. Following a celebration of life at Prestonwood Baptist Church 6801 W. Park Blvd. in Plano, TX on March 26 at 9 a.m., Havel will be laid to rest at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. His family requests memorial donations be made in his name to the MetroWest YMCA attn: Partners with Youth 280 Old Conn. Path, Framingham MA 01701.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 23, 2012
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