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Peter J. Uhl


December 23, 2012


Peter J. Uhl, 71, of 708 East Front Street Danville PA went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 23, 2012.  He was born October 4, 1941 in Lewisburg the son of the late Harold and Mazie Zimmerman Uhl. 

He graduated from Milton High School in 1960.  Peter served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War with the 864th Engineer Battalion from 1964-1966.   Upon his return he was employed by Penn DOT.  In his position as Survey Crew Party Chief he was instrumental in the construction of Interstate 80 and the Mifflinville Bridge.

In 1976 he started his private survey company and became prominent in the Danville area.  His survey and land development projects included many of the major private housing developments in Danville.  His expertise was monumental in area projects including the flood wall and recreational areas including the Hess Fields and Robbins Trail.  One of Peterís final projects was the PP&L Power plant in Washingtonville PA where he served as the Chief Surveyor to convert the plant to clean coal.

 Peterís memberships included the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors where he served as the State Director for the Susquehanna Chapter.  He also served on the Borough of Danville Planning Commission until the time of his death.  He was also a faithful member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Turbotville PA since 1972 where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.   

He enjoyed camping and hunting.  His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren whom he adored.

 He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean M. Apple Uhl whom he married May 24, 1969.  Also surviving is one daughter, Laura R. Renno and her husband John of Danville PA and two sons; Harold H. Uhl of Los Angeles CA and Steven R. Uhl of Danville PA

He is also survived by three grandchildren; Anderson, Janae and Chloe Renno. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Peterís life to be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church Route 54 Turbotville PA with the Reverend Ronald Bixler and the Reverend Philip Bishop officiating.  Friends will be received Friday evening from 6-8 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA and from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM Saturday at the church.  Burial will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund  4134 State Route 54 Turbotville PA  17772. www.visneskil.com


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