The Passing Of A Friend

Jordan Greathouse and Bill Fellma
June 2024

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that Pittsburgh Power announces the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Pete Sharp, on May 5, 2024. Pete's valiant fight against pancreatic cancer in the past year was a testament to his extraordinary character and unyielding determination. Despite the formidable obstacles, Pete's unwavering positivity and resilience served as a beacon of hope for all of us.

Pete's presence within the Pittsburgh Power family was truly irreplaceable. His unique energy made every interaction memorable. Whether it was his genuine kindness or his readiness to lend a helping hand, Pete's impact on the lives he touched was profound and lasting.

Pete started at Pittsburgh Power on August 7th, 1987, following his twin brother Pat into the diesel mechanic industry.  Pete worked as a mechanic for many years, honing his skills and eventually becoming one of the leading experts on Big Cam, N14, and many other Cummins engines in the United States.  Pete's role in Pittsburgh Power expanded throughout the years, and he eventually became Vice President, still spending an enormous amount of time on the phone helping customers across the country.  Pete had an incredibly strong work ethic and cared greatly about the company, our employees, and our customers.

Beyond his professional contributions, Pete was a friend and confidant to many. He had a knack for brightening dark days with his optimistic outlook and outgoing nature.  Pete greatly enjoyed fishing on his kayak on the Kiskiminetas River, regardless of if he caught anything or not, as long as there was a good cold craft beer waiting for him when he was finished.  Pete also enjoyed skiing and spending weekends at Hidden Valley or Seven Springs Ski resorts when he was able to.  Pete was very close to his three nephews and niece, whom he loved spending time with and watching grow up.

Throughout his battle with cancer, Pete demonstrated remarkable resilience and courage. He faced each day with a sense of bravery and determination that inspired all who knew him. Despite the pain and uncertainty, Pete remained unwavering in his resolve to fight for every moment.

As we mourn Pete's passing, we also celebrate his profound impact on our lives. His memory will forever be a cherished part of the Pittsburgh Power family, serving as a beacon of strength and inspiration for years to come. Though he may no longer be with us in body, his spirit will continue to live on through the lives he has touched and the memories he created.

In the days after Pete's departure, we unite to honor his legacy and support one another through this challenging time. Together, we can find solace in the memories we shared and draw strength from the knowledge that Pete's spirit will always be with us. We will carry his legacy of kindness and resilience as we navigate the days ahead, standing strong as the Pittsburgh Power family.

Pete's legacy will continue to inspire us to live each day with courage, kindness, and gratitude. As we mourn the loss of our dear friend and coworker, let us also celebrate his life and his impact on us and the trucking community. Rest in peace, Pete. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

Written by: Jordan Greathouse and Bill Fellman, Pittsburgh Power Inc., 3600 S. Noah Drive, Saxonburg, PA, 16056

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