Peter John Selwood

July 3, 1942May 4, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Peter John Selwood formerly of Chevy Chase, MD and recently of Pittsburgh, PA. He is predeceased by his wife Beverly Crouch Selwood; his parents, John L.B. and Eileen Selwood; and his brother, John A. Selwood. Peter is survived by his children, sons Christopher J. Selwood (Maria) and Michael Selwood; his daughter, Amy Selwood McGovern (Christopher); his twin sisters, Maureen and Helen Selwood; his brother, James Selwood (Julia); seven grandchildren (Christopher W. Selwood, Alexa Selwood, Sophie Selwood, Colin McGovern, Olivia Selwood, Tommy Selwood, and Shea McGovern); his brother-in-law, Richard Crouch (Mary Kay Cooney); several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Peter was born in Horsham, England on July 3, 1942 and lived in Malahide, Ireland. When Peter emigrated with his family to the United States, he settled in Niagara Falls, NY and later in Buffalo, NY. Peter graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, NY and received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from American University in Washington, DC. After completing his service as a lieutenant in the United States Navy in 1971, Peter settled in Bethesda, MD where he began a lifelong career in commercial real estate and mortgage banking. He was a founding member and the first president of the Bethesda Soccer Club. The family will receive visitors at The Chapel at the Shrine of The Most Blessed Sacrament (the Chapel is located in the Duffy Parish Center), 3630 Quesada St., NW Washington, DC 20015 on Thursday, May 16th from 6p.m.- 8p.m. A funeral mass will be held in the main church at The Shrine of The Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St., NW Washington, DC 20015 on Friday, May 17th at 11a.m. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Washington, DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 17, 2019


Peter John Selwood

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Ted Harry

May 11, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Paul selwood

May 10, 2019

In the early 90’s Pete and Bev took us in on our family’s vacation and we were made to feel so incredibly welcome. Time at the beech house with them, my brother and I hanging out with Amy, Michael & Chris. Memories are not made on a daily basis, memories are made when something different occurred, when something exciting happens, when something special takes place. Pete and Bev achieved that memory for us all by their kindness. May you rest in peace peter and Bev we will love you forever x