PETERSON, Col. Thorwald Roger, U.S. Army (Ret.), 82, passed away April 27, 2013 in Clearwater, surrounded by his family: his wife, Elizabeth and his four daughters, Laura (Joe), Janet, Diane and Katherine. His death was a result of an enlarged heart, pneumonia, and a gall bladder infection. An officer and a gentleman, Roger graduated into the Corps of Engineers from West Point in 1953. He served as a Company Commander in Korea along the DMZ in 1954, and as Division Engineer of the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam during Tet in 1968, where he received several medals for valor. After serving as U.S. Army District Engineer in St. Louis, MO from 1973-76, he returned to St. Louis in 1979. He joined Booker Associates: Engineers, Architects and Planners, where he rose to become President and CEO. He was active in many civic organizations. His Funeral Service will be at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Clearwater on Wednesday, May 1 at 2 pm. His interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. His legacy includes 5 granddaughters, 5 grandsons and 2 great-grandsons. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Church of the Ascension or Suncoast Hospice Brookside. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671 www.HubbellFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 30, 2013