Peter R. Kote died Mon-day April 1, 2013, at Ralph H. Johnson Hospital Charleston, S.C.
Peter was born on March 27, 1921, in Jamestown, N.Y., son of Louis and Helen Kote.
Peter was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force and served in the China-Burma-India cam-paign. As a hump pilot, he was a recipient of four Distinguished Flying Crosses. Following his discharge, Pete was the owner-operator of the family business, Buds Carriage House restaurant in Jamestown, N.Y. for 32 years. After retiring from the restaurant industry, he focused on real estate as owner-operator of Kote Realty in Jamestown and as a golf course marketing specialist at Re/Max Beach & Golf in South Carolina. He was the oldest member of the Board of Realtors in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Peter was involved in many community service and civic organizations. He was a chairman of the Jamestown Municipal Air-port Commission, past president of the Greater Jamestown Association of Realtors, past president of the Jamestown Rotary Club, and former Jamestown city councilman. He was a member of the Myrtle Beach Order of Daedalians, Hump Pilots Association, and a Free Mason. He was an elder and member of Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church. Pete loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting, boating and golf. In addition he raised international champion beagles.
Peter is survived by his wife Anita of 67 years. They have four children: Sylvia (Harold) Swanner and Donald Kote of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Cindy (John) Homer of Crestwood, Ky. and Suzanne Myott of Bemus Point, N.Y. He has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Peter was predeceased by his parents and sister, Margaret Page.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Murrells Inlet Pres-byterian Church, 4499 Hwy 17 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.