Peter Scott Zegarzewski, age 56, of Loudon, TN, formerly of Charlestown, RI, passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2021. He was devoted to his family as a loving husband, patient father, enthusiastic grandfather, and loyal son.
Peter was the "number one patient" of his three year old granddaughter, Avery, when she was practicing her doctor skills. Avery often referred to her beloved Jahgoo as "Dude" when she forgot his name.
Peter was an excellent role model and mentor to his family, community, and at Pfizer, where he enjoyed his 36 year career. He loved coaching and influencing the youth of the community, and especially loved watching his sons play sports.
Peter was extremely proud to have both of his sons inducted into the Chariho High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a 1980 state champion on the Senior League All Star Baseball Team. Peter was also on the 1989 men's softball team that qualified for Nationals, with the nickname "The Kid". He enjoyed spending time outdoors and doing activities with his family and friends such as camping, golfing, pitching horseshoes, and fishing (he was an awesome fishing line untangler). People who knew him know that he was a lifelong, passionate fan of all Boston teams. He often joked that being a Sox fan caused his "heart" conditions.
In Tellico Village, he was known as a superior athlete. Peter had the ability to fix anything, and was always up for a project. He was a great friend who would help anyone who needed a hand.
Peter is survived by his wife of over 35 years, Tracy Weber Zegarzewski; sons and daughters-in-law, Alexander and Toni Zegarzewski, Tyler and Amalea Zegarzewski; granddaughter, Avery Zegarzewski; parents, Peter F. and Leola Zegarzewski; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Jerry Poston; brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Stacy Zegarzewski; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for Peter will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home in Westerly, RI.
A celebration will be held in Loudon, TN at a later date.
Memorials may be made in Peter's memory to the charity of your choice.