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Peter "Pete" William (Jr.) Ulrich

April 29, 1957 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 63)


Peter “Pete” William Ulrich, Jr., 63, passed away at home on March 13, 2021. Pete was born in Akron, Ohio on April 29, 1957 and graduated from Copley High School before attending Kent State University’s School of Music. Pete launched his career as a band director at Manchester High School and directed bands at Rittman, Firestone, and Copley before shifting to high school administration. Black River Schools, the Medina County Career Center, and Highland Local Schools all benefited from his dedication to the tireless position of a building administrator. He retired from education in 2011 to provide care for his hero, Pete Sr.

In retirement, Pete, a life-long learner, earned his Doctor of Education and continued to consult with colleagues. As an enthusiastic volunteer, Pete served as an usher for the Akron Civic Theater and E.J. Thomas Hall. More recently he served in the vital volunteer position of driving and orienting new drivers in the transportation of blood products for The American Red Cross, Northeast Ohio Chapter.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Irene Ulrich. He is survived by his brother, Scott (Julie); a niece, Katie (Kevin Johnson); two nephews, Alex (Brittany) and Brad; and lifelong companion, Elaine Reichart. Pete treasured Elaine’s daughters Erin (Tim Lulich), Marie (David Borkowski) and her six grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no calling hours or memorial service. In lieu of gifts, Pete suggested taking time each day to communicate with someone you love - be they near or far. Personal remembrances are welcome and may be sent to: Elaine at

Services in care of The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory Fairlawn Chapel 85 N. Miller Road  Akron, OH  44333

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