Pete was the father of Amanda Thew and Tony Martinelli, and the grandfather of Emma and Noelle Thew, all residents of Spokane.
He was deeply proud of his children and adored his granddaughters.
He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Martinelli Hall, of Woodside California, and his friend and partner, Yaska Huff.
He was predeceased by his mother, Ann Martinelli Bayne, and his father, Alfred Peter Martinelli.
Pete loved his friends, his family, boating on lake Coeur d’Alene, and life.
Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Celebration at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St., Spokane, WA.