Peter Kurt Schwarz, Sr.

Peter Kurt Schwarz, Sr., age 51 of Kennett Square, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his home. He was the amazing, loving husband of Christine (Buckland) Schwarz. They shared 23 years of marriage and three awesome children: Peter Jr., Emma and Margo. With Pete it was always family first. He adored his family and was truly the greatest role model for his children with his tremendous work ethic and his ability to give excellent advice. He was caring, generous and smart. Pete was born on October 10, 1968 in Lansdale, PA. He was the son of Kurt W. Schwarz and the late Lore (Ruof) Schwarz. Pete is survived by his brother Steven and wife Lynne, and his in-laws Betty and George Buckland. In addition, he will be greatly missed by his nephews, niece and many loving friends and family members. Pete will also be missed by the newest member of the Schwarz family, his dog, Oakley.

Pete was a graduate of North Penn High School where he was a standout soccer player. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He continued on to achieve his MBA from West Chester University. Pete’s career work was in energy management. He began his career with Praxair which took him on an adventure to living in Kansas for over two years. Happy to be returning home to the east coast he began a successful 17-year career at Sunoco in many roles, finishing as a Senior Natural Gas and Electricity Trader. Following Sunoco, Pete worked for Philadelphia Energy Solutions as a Senior Trader. Most recently he was thriving at his position as Business Development Manager at Centennial Energy. Pete had an easy way of communicating with colleagues and made genuine connections. He was highly skilled at building relationships and finding strategic solutions.

In his free time Pete loved being with his family and playing soccer. He also enjoyed fishing, coaching, golf and watching his children play sports. He loved being outdoors and going to the beach where he could be found riding waves with his family. He was the best cook and was always a warm host. Pete was a master at installing or repairing almost everything. He was a creative thinker and a problem solver around the house. If he had questions he would research and figure it out. Pete’s greatest joy was found just playing in the backyard with his children, kicking the soccer ball around or having a catch. He was the best planner and always had great vacation ideas. He loved showing his children different destinations around the United States and Europe. He was the best Daddy.

The Memorial Service will be live streamed on the St. Cornelius Church website on Saturday, July 18 @ 11am ( The in-person service is restricted due to COVID-19 protocol, so please join us virtually.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA with entombment to be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Schwarz Children Education Fund (; Code: L0K-K38) would be most appreciated.

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