Peter James VanDenEng, 49, of North Port, Florida, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 after a two year battle with colon cancer.
“ Hold my hand, you know this journey could be long.” P. Murphy Peter was born on Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico February 11, 1969, on his Father’s birthday, the son of the late Eugene “ Gene “ Van Den Eng and Kenice (Munn) Van Den Eng. He moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 1972 with his parents.
He attended Meadow Park Elementary School. Peter graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 1987 where he was a National Merit Scholar. While still in High School he was a member of Mensa. Peter was an Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Troop 312 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, Florida. His Eagle project was to make benches for the Kiwanis Park in Port Charlotte, Florida.
After graduation he attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida with a semester in London. He received his Associate Degree at Eckerd. He then went onto the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida where he majored in Art and Graphic Design. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree there.
After graduating from college he moved to Atlanta and embarked on a design career he loved. He worked for Macy’s for 6 years, designed for Wal-Mart, Rubbermaid, Calphalon and many others. The job he really liked was working for Expo, a division of Home Depot, and was sad when Expo closed. Peter was an avid collector of Legionnaries comics and art, and a big fan of Dr. Who.
He is survived by his mother, Kenice Van Den Eng of North Port, Florida and Kimberly, Wisconsin, aunts , uncles and cousins in Australia, England and Wisconsin. He is also survived by his many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Sarah Jane Van Den Eng, paternal grandparents, Peter and Elizabeth (Brooks) Van Den Eng, maternal grandparents, Allan and Trudi (Eaton) Munn, and godmother Evelyn (Van Den Eng) Gerrits.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Fischer Funeral Home in Atlanta, Georgia. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
A celebration of Peter’s life, and his birthday, will be held at a later date at the Yacht Club, Little Five Points, Atlanta.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, Florida.