Peter Joseph Folejewski

1946 ∼ 2020

Anna Folejewski of University Place, WA wrote:

Peter was my big brother, the oldest of 5 children, and the only boy. He was a great jokester and teased us mercilessly, but was also very protective of all us girls. When we moved to the U.S. he was 5, I was 15 months younger, and Vanda 15 months younger than I. He taught us how best to fit into America. We shared many happy times. We'll miss him.

John Hunt of Madison Wi. wrote:

I first met Pete when he came to St. James grade school in 5th grade. We were neighborhood friends in the Vilas Park area. I have great memories of Pete (and our group of friends) hanging out at Vilas Park, doing paper routes together, walking his collie, and playing games outside after dinner like “scam”. Two other memories: the delicious Swedish pancakes Pete’s mother would make for us, and the time Pete had his birthday party at the Big Sky drive-in theater. We saw “Run silent, run deep” and Pete’s father translated the Japanese for us. Pete was always happy and fun to be with. To Pete’s family: please accept my sympathy. John Hunt

Dan Probst wrote:

My friend of 37 years has passed and his struggle has ended. Peter was a stranger in a strange land who who found his way to be a dear brother, father, grandfather, and respected community member. It seems unjust that he found great emotional peace later in life only to face the mental/physical toil of living with Parkinson's. I hope our love provided him some solace as he entered into that strange world never to return.

Vanda Bidwell of Ogden ,Illinois wrote:

We loved and will greatly miss my big brother Peter. Although we were often many miles apart, we stayed close. Many wonderful and humorous memories. Especially from Madison Wisconsin.

Louise Folejewski of Vancouver BC Canada wrote:

My brother Peter. Always an adventurer. But never more at peace than with a good book. I visited him in Colorado, Japan and Massachusetts. He loved our family reunions on Saltspring Island in B.C. A special thank you to Grace and her family and his loyal friends for staying by him all these years.