Peters John

  • "you will be missed! loved your music!"
    - barbara chamberlin
  • "I will miss you John. You were a wonderful friend."
    - Mildred
  • "May your music carry on in Heaven, John. I will miss your..."
  • "I will miss this sweet, kind man. Rest in peace, John."
    - Rosemary Carpenite
  • "John will be missed.We used to see him walking everyday and..."

John Peters

1953 - 2014 GREAT BARRINGTON John Henry Elimar Peters, 61, of Main Street, passed away Tuesday evening at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Born on May 2, 1953 in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of Elimar and Elizabeth Bollmann Peters. While in New York he attended Grace Lutheran Elementary School and then Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield. Following high school he attended Westfield State College. John had an amazing passion for music. He composed his own music and played various musical instruments. He enjoyed sharing his love for music by visiting nursing homes and senior centers. He was the organist for many local churches in the Great Barrington area. John is survived by his two sisters, Elizabeth Wells and her husband, John of North Egremont, Mass. and Linda O'Neil of Old Chatham, N.Y., his brother-in-law William Kronen of Alberta, Canada as well as four nieces and five nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Kronen, his brother-in-law Charles O'Neil, and his nephew Stephen M. Wells. FUNERAL NOTICE: A service celebrating John's life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington, conducted by the Rev. Anne E. Ryder. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Egremont, Mass. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Donations may be made to the Lutheran Social Services through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To sign the guest book or send remembrances please go to
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 22, 2014