Obituary of Peter E. Prindle
May 12, 1951 – September 19, 2022
Lifelong Resident and Community Member of Santa Cruz
The Prindle family shares the passing of their beloved Peter Prindle, husband, father, grandfather and devoted friend. Peter passed away on September 19 following complications from lengthy illnesses.
Born in Santa Cruz to Edward “Bud” and Carolyn Prindle.
Pete attended Santa Cruz High School and received BA from Antioch College, then earned a Master’s in Counseling, and teaching & administration credentials from San Jose State University.
For more than 25 years, Pete taught school in Santa Cruz serving as a teacher, then guidance counselor and vice principal at Aptos High School. In 1998, Pete began a new
career in commercial real estate forming the Prindle Management Company with his brother Todd Prindle.
Pete was very civic minded and dedicated to the Santa Cruz Community. He served for many years on the board of Friends of Longs Marine Lab, President of both the Sunrise Rotary and the Santa Cruz Rotary Clubs. He has held leadership positions with the UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz Public Works Commission, Locally Owned Business Alliance, Downtown Management Corp, and Cabrillo College Presidents Circle. He was also the only two-term president of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce. In 2012 the SC Chamber of Commerce named him Man of the Year.
Pete was an avid golfer and expert body surfer, teaching his children and grandchildren to love the waves. He and his wife Rita are accomplished world travelers, circumnavigating the globe, often with their family and friends. Always planning their next wonderful trip together at the end of the last.
Peter grew up with a group of special Santa Cruz High friends who were family to him, often traveling and partying together.
Pete leaves his beloved wife, Rita; his son Patrick Prindle and daughter-in-law
Chelsea Prindle; Pete’s daughter Alexis Prindle and daughter-in-law Lane Jouvet; his
brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Jill Prindle and niece Valen Harper. Along with his three loving grandchildren Hunter, Aurelia, and Layla Prindle.
A memorial service will take place at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club at 244 4th Avenue in Santa Cruz on November 20, beginning at 12pm see celebratepeterprindle.com for more information. A kind act of charity can be made in Pete’s memory to the Santa Cruz Rotary Endowment Fund, Omega Nu Scholarship Fund, Alzheimer's Association, or the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
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