George M. Peters

George M. Peters, age 84 of Erie, PA, born March 12, 1930 in Altoona, PA, passed away at 7:33 am on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his son’s home in Maryville, IL.  George was a resident of Erie, PA for more than 60 years.

George worked as a stationary engineer for 42 years at Hammermill Paper Company in Erie, PA.  He was a member of the Summit United Methodist Church in Erie, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Carrie nee Rasher Peters; one brother and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Joan nee McKelvey Peters, whom he married on July 23, 1948; three sons:  George (Kathy) Peters of Maryville, IL, Gary (Wanda) Peters of Tallmadge, OH and Alan Peters of Maryville, IL; two daughters:  Dawn Peters of Maryville, IL and Carol (Timothy) Powers of Ocoee, FL; 8 grandchildren:  Lynn, Michele, Kristen, Bret, Adrienne, Lauren, Trent and Jacob; 4 great grandchildren; and a niece, Virginia Church of Altoona, PA.

Upon the family’s request, George is to be cremated.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.  Please send your memorial to Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.

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