Pete Mudre, age 85, went to his eternal rest on Friday, June 21. Born March 10, 1934 to Peter and Julia, as the youngest of his siblings, Mike, Steve, Mary, Helen, Judy, Anna, and Susan, all deceased. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynda, daughter, Kathryn Glesenkamp (Steve), and sons Peter (Gina) and Stephen (Sarah) and eight grandchildren: Maria, Brooke, Ryan, Grant, Scott, Kara, Stephen, and Nathan. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio and often attended The Church of the Resurrection in New Albany and St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he appreciated the kindness of many new friends. Pete had a special gift for reaching out to others in friendship, respect, and humor, and was a Eucharistic minister at St. Ann Mount Carmel Hospital for 15 years. He held memberships in the Ohio Education Association, N.E.A., and the United States Tennis Association and was team captain and co-ordinator of the Greater Columbus Tennis Association for almost a decade. Pete attended Union High School, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and lettered in three sports. On football scholarship at the University of Findlay, he was a four-year starter for both offensive running back and defensive safety positions and was named All-Ohio First Team and co-captain in 1955. He was a member of the Newman and Varsity “F” Clubs. His undefeated baseball team won the Mid-Ohio league in 1955, and Pete’s batting average was 413. In track, he ran 880 relay, and the team won the Mid-Ohio Conference for a school record. In 1953, as MVP, his 44 points led his team to the city league basketball championship. Pete received 10 Varsity letters during his college career. After undergraduate studies, he served in the United States Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland, then earned two Master’s degrees at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education, in biology and physical education. Pete served for many years in Ohio as teacher, coach, and athletic director. His Galena junior high team were Delaware County basketball champs (1961-62). During his time as coach (football, then basketball) and athletic director at Lancaster Fisher Catholic High School (1962-65), his football team continued a rich winning tradition, and Pete was elected Fairfield County Basketball Coach of the Year. Between 1965 and 1974 he coached basketball, track, cross-country, and indoor track for New Albany Schools. The cross-country team was a regional runner-up, finishing 16th in the state; the eighth-grade basketball team went undefeated, scoring 108 points in a single game. The varsity basketball team defeated a Newark Catholic team that was ranked second in the state. Varsity track: 30 wins, 7 losses. Cross country: 1968 regional runner-up. Pete began to play tennis during graduate school and gave up coaching to have more time for his tournament play and teaching the game to his children. During this time, he taught and supervised a vocational education program in the Westerville schools and played for fun in father-daughter/father-son tournaments, winning trips to the U.S. Open Equitable Family competition in New York two times with sons Pete and Steve. With their help, Pete became an accomplished player himself and was ranked fourth nationally in 55 and over tennis doubles in 1989 and became a national clay court finalist in 55 and over doubles. He was inducted into the University of Findlay Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and the New Albany High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Pete believed that the value of sports was in “giving all you’ve got in a Christian manner, keeping in mind that it’s a game and should be put in proper perspective”. Especially in his later years, when walking was difficult, Pete spent hours writing checks to charities supporting the poor and needy and birthday cards and messages to friends. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory might wish to contribute to Catholic Relief Services, Columbus Catholic Foundation, or the Slovan, Pennsylvania VFW. Friends and family are invited for visitation at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Friday, June 28, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30. A meal will be served at St. Paul following burial at Cheshire Cemetery.