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Gerald "Pete" Wray Peterson

May 13, 1936 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 80)

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Gerald Wray (Pete) Peterson, age 80, of Millersville, MD and Dunnellon, FL passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his residence in Dunnellon, resulting from heart disease and Parkinson's disease.  He was born in Crawford County, PA on May 13, 1936.  He graduated from Sharon High School, Sharon, PA, then attended Pennsylvania Military College.  He went on to serve as an officer in the US Army and retired as a Major.  After retiring from the military, Mr. Peterson worked for both the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Labor as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit, retiring from the Department of Labor in 1994.   He enjoyed golfing, sports, and politics but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margaret (Margie) Lawrence; sons, Michael Peterson of Annapolis, MD and Steve Peterson and wife Elizabeth of Millersville, MD; a daughter, Keri Peterson and her husband Lance Isaacs of Wauwatosa, WI; granddaughters, Sarah Peterson, Rachel Peterson, Emily Peterson and Drew Isaacs; and two step-grandchildren, Jacob Isaacs and Emily Isaacs.  Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Peterson and mother, Alice Peterson; brothers, Norman Peterson and Donald Peterson; and sister, Eunice McMaster.  There will be a Celebration of Life held Saturday, May 20th, 1:00PM at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146.  In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the American Heart Association ( or the Michael J Fox Foundation ([]). 


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
727 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX 75231
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station
P.O.Box 4777, New York NY 10163-4777
Tel: 1-800-708-7644

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