Peter F. “Pete” McKellar


Peter F. McKellar, longtime resident of Malibu, died Dec. 12 at the age of 68.

McKellar was raised in Westport, Conn. In April 1959 he joined the United States Army, serving his entire tour of duty at the Malibu Hercules Missile site at the top of Rambla Pacifico. In 1962 he met the former Matsuko Yamaguchi of Malibu, and they were married in 1963. They operated the Union 76 Station at Rambla Pacifico and Pacific Coast Highway. In July 1975 they bought the Country Liquor Store, which he operated until his death.

McKellar is survived by Matsuko McKellar; brothers David McKellar and Wilson McElhinny; daughter Elizabeth Baldwin; son Peter McKellar, Jr.; and five grandchildren.