Peter Issel Jr.

Peter Issel Jr. of Lewes, Del. passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Issel grew up in Columbia, Md., and graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School in 1985. He then went on to attend and graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

After graduation, he became a salesman in the wine and spirits industry. During this 25-year span he met some of his closest friends. Issel had an engaging smile and made friends easily.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cindy (Prettyman) Issel; their two children, Laura Issel, a senior at Clemson University, and J. P. Issel, a senior at Worcester Preparatory School; his parents, Diane and Peter Issel of Lewes, formerly of Baltimore, Md.; and a brother, Tim Issel of Baltimore.

A celebration of Issel’s life and reception were to be held on Aug. 8, 2019, at St. George’s Chapel in Angola, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Oxford House-Lewes ( Condolences may be sent online at