Obituary: Albert "Pete" Moritz

Obituary: Albert "Pete" Moritz, of Ocoee, died Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

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Albert “Pete” Moritz of Ocoee, Florida, passed away at 76 on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, in the VA hospital in Lake Nona, Florida. He was born Sept. 19, 1947, in Houston, Texas, to Julia Mae and Lester Preston, who predeceased him.

Albert was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Albert served two tours in the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He learned his lifelong trade while in his second tour of Vietnam, and it served him great in many ways. He loved his fishing and just being around the water. He will be missed by so many.

After only knowing each other for 30 days, Albert and Becky were married June 14, 1975, on a trail ride on horseback at Spring Creek Park in Tomball, Texas. In the earlier years of their marriage, they raised Dobermans in every color. They did play days on horseback and many trail rides as a family.

Albert was also a member of the Harris County Sheriff's Mounted Posse in Houston, Texas, where they were called on to help search for lost individuals in areas where only horses could go.

They moved to Florida in 1987 when Disney moved the family because of Becky's job. They've been in Florida for 37 years, where Albert was involved in fishing tournaments that he loved. June 14, 2024, would have been 49 years of marriage.

Albert is survived by his wife, Becky; daughters, Tara Magallan (David), Texas, Buffy Moritz (Ronnie), Michele Roe (Rob) and Sheryl Cockcroft. Grandchildren, David Magallan III (Kelly), Texas; Hunter Magallan, Texas; Shelby Moritz; Brandon Hilton; Ashley Schaffer, Texas; Madison Schaffer (Kevin); Jordan Moritz; Colton Frith (Tinker), Mississippi; Makena Lomeo (Geoff). Great-grandchildren, AK Corry and Nevaeh Corry (Kenton), Texas; Brantley Moritz; Olivia Rojas; David Magallan IV, Texas; and Shyne Thompson, Texas. Brother, Jerry L. Preston (Vicki-deceased), Texas; Sister-in-law, Barbara Moritz (Oscar Moritz-deceased), Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Place of rest will be at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Florida. TBD.


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