STATE COLLEGE - Julianne "Julie" Johnston Peterson, 79, of Lemont, died Friday (Feb. 12, 2016) at home.
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Born July 12, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Etta "Naomi" Decker and Alfred McKean "Mac" Johnston. She grew up in Johnsonburg. On June 23, 1962, she married S. Lloyd Peterson, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Todd Peterson of Raleigh, N.C., and Scott Peterson of Hawaii Island; and one brother, Alvin (Lori) Johnston of Schenectady, N.Y., and Hudson, Fla.
Julie graduated from Waynesburg University with a major in education and a minor in music. She taught English in Ohio, Kane and State College
For many years she enjoyed playing the organ and performing in bell choirs of several of the churches around the State College area.
She also sang with the State College Opera Society, State College Choral Society, State College Madrigal Society and the Pennsylvania Chorale Tours.
She proof read for The Centre Daily Times, Pennsylvania State University Publications, Commercial Printing, The American Philatelic Society and Seven Mountains Scientific, and she freelance edited for the Oxford University Press.
Visitation will be at 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.
Funeral service be held 1 p.m. on Saturday at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College with the Rev. Richard Henry officiating.
Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com or visiting Facebook.
Koch Funeral Home - State College
2401 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 17 to Feb. 23, 2016