Peter M. Witherhead

May 12, 1952August 5, 2018

Graveside service for Peter M. Witherhead, age 66 of Morristown will be held at 12:00pm August 18, 2018 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir Rd for family and friends. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow at 1:30pm at the Turner Inn, 8667 RR58, Morristown, NY for friends and family. Mr. Witherhead passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (Aug 5, 2018) as a result of an accident.

Surviving are his children Nathan Witherhead & his wife Diane of Brier Hill and Lindsay Cutway & her husband Jesse of Brier Hill; grandchildren Jonah Witherhead, Seth Witherhead, Cooper Witherhead, Vivian Witherhead; Brenten Henderson, Noah Henderson, Taylor Cutway & Austin Cutway; sisters Sharon Field, Elaine Hunter, Sue Barry, Jane Heuring, Nancy Brown and Betty Linson.

His sister Ruth Bogardus and brother Joe Farrell predeceased him.

Peter was born on May 12, 1952 in Ogdensburg to Guy & Kathleen (Barkley) Farrell. He was later adopted by Helen & Harold Witherhead. Following the death of his adoptive father, Helen was remarried to Alden Hurley who raised the family. He later married Sue Warren which ended in divorce.

During his career he owned and operated Pete’s Tree Service which operated in North Carolina from 1980 to 2013 and relocated to Upstate NY. He also built sound proof rooms with El Bair, helped build The Woodshed now known as Ella’s and assisted with the building of Turner Inn, where he also bartended for a period. Peter was a member of NRA, The National Arbor Day Association, Black Lake Fish & Game Club, Dry Forks Hunting Club and the Rocky River Coon Hunters Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, duck hunting, trapping and socializing with friends and family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Black Lake Fish & Game Club, P.O. Box 125, Hammond, NY 13646 or the Morristown & Brier Hill Fire Departments. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 18, 2018

Peter M. Witherhead

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Suzanne Mousaw Binion

October 10, 2018

Nathan and Lindsey, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Susie Mousaw.

Kim & Steve White

August 11, 2018

Nathan, Lindsey, and Family,
We are sorry to hear that Pete has passed. We have had some nice conversations with him when our paths have crossed since he moved back to Morristown. May your happy memories sustain you as you go through this difficult time.
Our condolences,
Kim & Whitey

Lynda Montroy

August 10, 2018

Nathan, Lindsey & Families
I am so sadden by the loss of your Dad, I will greatly miss our phone talks as we always chatted about all the good old times. He will be missed by many

Louise Wright

August 10, 2018

Dear Lindsay, Nathan and Families,
Please accept our most sincere condolences...…

Louise & Randy Wright

Mary Raven-Matice

August 9, 2018

Peter and I are distant cousins who grew together when he was in Macomb with relatives. So sorry for your loss. Fond memories.

Sam Downing Gary Duvall

August 9, 2018

Nate - Lindsay & Family - So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both and your family.

Linda Cutway

August 9, 2018

Nathan, Lindsay and families,
I’m sorry for your loss. May your memories help you in the days ahead

Doug Daniel and family

August 9, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the family of Pete.we are saddened by the news of his passing and will always hold on to the memories of the good times we had ,as i hope the family can do ,Bless you all