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Peter Rawson

1939 - 2012 WEST LEBANON, NY Peter Rawson, 73, of Schoolhouse Road died peacefully on Friday, December 28th at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 30, 1939, in Great Barrington, MA, he was the son of the late Ivan and Meta Butler Rawson. He was the loving husband of the former Angela M. Eccles whom he married on July 16, 1966. A graduate of Pittsfield High School, Peter attended the University of Miami before enlisting in the Air Force in October of 1964. He was honorably discharged in 1969. Peter worked at Honeywell in Albany for many years as a technician and salesperson. After retirement, he started Rawson Realty in West Lebanon serving the people of the Taconic Valley and Berkshires.

He was a longtime member of the New Lebanon Congregational Church serving many leadership positions. Peter was a great "people person," always striking a conversation upon a handshake. He spent winters in San Diego, CA to be with his grandchildren and loved fishing and hiking along with doing puzzles. His true love was for that of his family.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Angela M. Rawson; his children, Darren E. Rawson of La Jolla, CA, Joanna L. Rawson of Brookline, MA, grandchildren Morgan, Delaney, Brody and Carter, great-grandchild Kylie; siblings, Jack, Charlie, Bill, Don, Ivan, Judith, Art and David, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by siblings Roy, Frank, Edith, Dick, Doris and Anne.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service will be held on January 5th at 11 AM in the New Lebanon Congregational Church on the corner of Routes 20 and 22 in New Lebanon. Private inurnment will take place at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

To remember Peter in a special way, contributions would be appreciated and given to the Memorial Fund at the New Lebanon Congregational Church in care of Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, PO Box 9, Stephentown, NY 12168.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 2, 2013
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