Christopher Richard Peluso, 48, of Wayne, PA, passed away April 27, 2022.
Born January 24, 1974 in Middletown, NY, he was the son of Richard Anthony and Joanne Marie (nee Hartman) Peluso.
Chris was the beloved husband of Jennifer (nee Schwartz) Peluso; loving father of Serafina, Gianina, Luca, and Viviana; dear brother of Michelle Peluso (Mark Fader) and Amy Prasky (Brian); caring brother-in-law of Kimberly Berkowitz, Melissa O’Hara (Martin), Elizabeth Stano (Eric), and Phillip Schwartz (Lauren); adoring uncle of 17 nieces and nephews; and special son-in-law of Phillip and Marilyn (nee Bernini) Schwartz.
Chris attended Lehigh University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. While at Lehigh, Chris was a member of the Delta Phi fraternity where he served as president from 1995-1996. Chris continued his education at Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a Masters in Civil Engineering.
After graduating, Chris worked in engineering consulting for 25 years where he honed his unique ability to capture new markets and client trust with impeccable project delivery and advanced technology, becoming a respected and trusted advisor to many water utility leaders nationally. Chris was a beloved colleague to many in the water industry because he truly loved what he did. In Philadelphia, Chris worked to move utilities into the digital era, addressing aging water infrastructure and helping to plan water supplies for future generations. Chris led the Eastern Business Unit of Brown and Caldwell for his last seven years where he doubled the business and oversaw 43 of 70 offices. Chris was a deeply respected and valued leader at Brown and Caldwell, where he led his team until the very end. He was known by his colleagues for his insight, dedication, and ever-ready quick-wit. He loved getting up every Monday to be with his team and was passionate about his business and his clients, but only secondarily to his family.
Chris shared an amazing life with his wife and soul mate Jennifer. Chris met Jennifer at Lehigh University in 1992 and their 30 year romance blessed them with four beautiful children. To say that Chris was a loving father and husband is an understatement. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, and he was unendingly proud of his four children. They brought him so much joy and happiness, and he never hesitated to let them know how much he loved them.
Everyone that knew Chris knew that he was an extremely kind, loving, gentle, and peaceful person, and that he loved his family very much. He lived everyday with positivity and determination to continue doing the things he was passionate about. Chris cherished his time at the beach with his wife and children. One of his favorite pastimes was stand up paddle boarding in the ocean. He could often be found playing with his children in the water or digging holes for them in the sand.
Chris was loved by so many. His positive outlook, generous spirit, and kind heart left an impression wherever he went.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, May 5, 2022 and 9 to 10 AM, Friday, May 6, 2022 both at The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, and to his Funeral Mass at 11 AM, Friday May 6, 2022 at St. Katharine of Siena Church, 104 S Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, PA 19087. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.