Capt. Pete Floyd, formerly of Manheim, charter boat captain, enjoyed fishing

By on January 7, 2015

On Dec. 26, 2014, Capt. Pete Floyd set sail on his final voyage, to be with his loved ones that went to Heaven before him.

There by his side was his wife of 35 years, Donna, to throw off the dock lines one more time. Pete bravely battled mesothelioma for the past year, and was officially diagnosed with it four days before his passing.

Pete was best known by all as one of the most popular and successful charter boat captains out of Lewes and before that Indian River, Delaware. He specialized in shark and tuna fishing, and then later after retiring he did back country charters in the Florida keys catching big Tarpon and offshore for Swordfish.

Pete is survived by his wife: Donna Floyd, formerly of Lititz; daughter: Karen Davis and her family, husband Gregory, and grandchildren Kimberly, Scott, and Samantha; and his beloved dog: Radar. By his side until the end was his best friend Bill Swords who helped care for him.

He was predeceased by his mother and step father: Dorothea and Samuel Brubaker; and father: John Floyd. He took a ride on Donna’s new flats boat just a few days before he passed with his other best friend Phil Waynick.

The best part of Heaven for Pete will be fishing with “Uncle” Ed Holtzman once again, and telling fish stories.

There will be a memorial service in Lewes, Del. in May 2015.

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