John Edward Peterson Sr., 79, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Born in Putnam Station, May 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Nelson A. and Ellen Pearl (Lillie) Peterson.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He was also a 23-year member of the N.Y.S. National Guard.
John was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School and also attended North Country Community College.
He married the former Anna M. (Anne) Cutting on July 30, 1960.
Mr. Peterson was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for 40 years and was a member of the Company's Quarter Century Club.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ticonderoga for over 57 years. He served as a Commissioned Lay Minister, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and RCIA Program. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 333 of Ticonderoga.
John loved his flower and vegetable gardens and the outdoors.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Marie Peterson; two sisters, Helen Lethbridge and Pearl Chadwick; and one brother, Robert Peterson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Anne Peterson; two children, John Peterson and his wife, Wendy of Rochester, Mich., and Susan Barber of Ticonderoga; four grandchildren, Alan Peterson, Megan Barber, Gregory Peterson and Laura Peterson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Kevin D. McEwan, Pastor, will officiate.
The Rite of Committal will take place in the spring with Military Honors at the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com
Donations in John's memory may be made to St. Mary's School, 64 Amherst Avenue, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.
Published on December 20, 2017