Peter Holdsworth

Born: 02/14/1975 Passed:

Peter Holdsworth, age 45, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 5, 2020 in Parma, OHA 1993 graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, Pete earned a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and has been an attorney at Wegman Hessler since 2007.

Pete was the son of Anne and the late James Holdsworth of Fairview Park, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Rebecca (Becky) Holdsworth; children, Andrew, Aidan and Ianthe; brothers, James (Heather), Thomas (Jana), Patrick (Kristin) and Neil; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Pete was the best father, husband, lawyer, family member or friend anyone could ever ask for. He was kind, friendly, energetic and often sweaty from playful activity with kids and adults alike. He was a competitor, yet ever the humble winner. He brought light to any room he was in with his laugh, his smile and his wit. He was never one to stress, nor to cause any stress, and was always dependable in everything. Pete loved life to the fullest and always put others’ safety and happiness before his own.

A memorialization of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to the Pete Holdsworth Memorial Fund to Rebecca Holdsworth, PO Box 42062 Cleveland, Ohio 44142 or visit  Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society



2 Tributes to Peter Holdsworth

  1. Dianne and John young says:

    Dear Holdsworth family. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Your entire family is dear to us and you are in our prayers. Dianne and John Young

  2. Tim Kantz, ‘93 says:

    Only positive memories of Pete from Wildcat High: a gentle giant, kind, bright, self-effacing, always ready to laugh but never at another’s expense; embracing of others. Just had the image of him after a football game with his helmet off, hair sweaty, same smile on his face. To think back on it I wonder how he could have even hit anyone on the football field. To be sure, I imagine he rang some bells, but he must have apologized and helped the other guy up and asked if he was okay-and if anybody ever wasn’t I’m sure he would have stopped the whole game instantly to attend to the person.
    Loved seeing him in the hall, having him in a class together—there just wasn’t a time you weren’t happy to see Pete.
    Very sorry for your loss.

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