Raymond A. Peters, 82, of Girard, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born August 20, 1931 in Cranesville, a son of the late Clifford and Norine McCumber Peters.
Ray graduated from the Albion High School in 1950. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and later deployed to Korea with the 224th Infantry Regiment, earning the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star
, The National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the United Nations Service Medal, The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Upon his discharge from the military he went to work for Menzel Motors in Erie, later PHB in Fairview where he worked as a maintenance man, retiring in 1996.
Ray enjoyed going to car shows, repairing items for his family, and maintaining his lawn and equipment at home. He also enjoyed hunting with his family for many years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers.
Ray will be greatly missed by his family, which includes his wife, Donna Swift Peters, whom he married June 19, 1961 in Albion; also by a daughter, Karen M. Sisk of Erie; two sons, Jeffrey R. Peters (Brenda) of Albion, Michael D. Peters (Joy) of Lake City; a sister, Genny Podoll (Ed) of Cranesville; two grandchildren, Andrea Eisenhuth (Chris), U.S. Army Sgt. Bradley Cesario, stationed in Iraq; three great-grandchildren, Alexis, Micayla and Seth; also many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call (today) Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Full Military Honors at Girard Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 11959 Main St. East, E. Springfield, PA 16411