Webster billboard has people asking, who is Pete?

November 07, 2018 06:01 PM

A billboard in Webster has a lot of you asking, who is Pete?

This billboard is dedicated to Pete Wilbert, a Webster business owner and family man. He died earlier this year and his loved ones wanted to remember him in a positive way.

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Pete owned Wilbert's Premium Auto Parts with locations in Monroe and Wayne counties, but he was best known for his heart.

Pete would have turned 70 years old on Oct. 11. His friend of more than 40 years planned for this surprise billboard as a prank.

The billboard was in the works for a year but Pete died in September from congestive heart failure, so his friend turned the celebration into a memorial.

"He got me really good about two years ago, so I was trying to get even with him, so he would have walked out his door and seen that," said Tom Becker, friend of Pete. 

"I think that the best thing the billboard could do is be a good tribute to him and remind us all to be a little more like dad and those who knew positive...laugh and don't sweat the small stuff," added his son Kevin Wilbert. 

The billboard is scheduled to be up through the end of the week, but his loved ones say the memories they have with Pete will last a lifetime.


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