The San Jose Mercury News - Obituary - William Wellman Peete

Services will be Tuesday for William Wellman Peete, who died Thursday in San Jose from injuries suffered after being hit by a car while riding his bike. He was 50.

Mr. Peete was born in Memphis and raised in Southern California. He moved to San Jose in 1975 and to Scotts Valley in 1984.

He worked many years as an electronic design engineer, most recently for Linear Technologies Corp.

Mr. Peete was an avid bicyclist who competed in bike races. He also enjoyed listening to music, playing the guitar and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan C. Peete of Scotts Valley; a son, Colin D. Peete of Santa Cruz; daughters Carly A. Denham of San Jose and Tammy L. Peete of Scotts Valley; his father, Russell F. Peete Sr. of Tucson; a brother, Russell F. Peete Jr. of Santa Cruz; a sister, Miriam Klass of New Hampshire; and one grandson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz.

Contributions are preferred to the National Transplant Foundation for Maggie Heenie.

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