Joseph Peter “Pete” Mesh, 66, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away October 12, 2020 in North Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Mesh was born August 4, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri to Dominic “Duke”and Marlene Mesh. From childhood to manhood, Pete was always kindhearted, loyal, inventive and possessed a great sense of humor. As a child, he loved riding his bike, teasing his sister who teased him right back, listening to the Beatles and other groups back in the day, and especially hanging out with his friends and many cousins. As the years went by, he became passionate about Pink Panther movies, computer games, Nascar races, tacos (his favorite), boating, cars, tennis, riding horses and going on cruise ship vacations with his wife, Gisele, whom he adored. Pete and Gisele spent many years enjoying their shared love of landscaping, yard maintenance and home improvements.
If anyone needed help or advice, Pete is who they called on. No matter what, he was always there to help because that is who he was. Pete was an organ donor. Upon his passing, he was able to help 50 people due to his generosity being a donor. He overcame many obstacles in his life and did not let anything or anyone take his spirit and determination away. Those of us who knew and loved him will miss him terribly. We will miss his smile, his laugh, his many stories of days gone by, but most of all the love he gave to all of us.
Pete was preceded in death by his father, Dominic “Duke Mesh; and brother-in-law, Daryl Purdue.
He is survived by his wife, Gisele Mesh; step-son, Gregory Weber; brother-in-law, Jack Branstetter; sister-in-law, Lynn Purdue; step-nephews, Rodney, Landon and Brian; step-nieces, Jessica, Shelly and Bonnie; step-great nephews and nieces, Michael, Nathan, Jacob, Bella and Sarah; mother, Marlene Mesh; sister, Jennie Mesh Knecht; brother-in-law, Don Knecht; best friend, Gary Sirna; and many Mesh cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry to hear about this. My heart breaks for you. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.
What a wonderful man. Condolences to all the family.
I’m so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing! We had been good buddies years ago when we worked in airline catering together, but had lost touch as jobs changed, etc. I had been trying to locate him again just to reconnect and found his Obit instead. My condolences to the family and friends. I’m sad now that I didn’t start looking for him earlier. I always remember him as a funny guy who really liked the people around him and he was always level-headed and a pleasure to work with. He nicknamed me “Professor” for some reason and it stuck, so I had him to thank for that! HAHA! I once lost a small wager to him and after I paid up, he sent me a picture of him waving my money back at me. I still have that picture! He was a really good guy as I knew him and I miss his humor.