Edward S. Peterson, 87, of Monroe Township, Ohio, died unexpectedly Monday evening, April 1, 2013, at UH Conneaut Medical Center of an apparent coronary. He was born March 1, 1926, in Union City, Pa., and was the son of Cyrus Samuel and Nettie (Ploss) Peterson. A 1944 graduate of Springfield, Pa., High School, Ed served in the U.S. Navy in the Far East during World War II. He was a foreman at The Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company for 34 years. A lifelong area resident, Ed was a life member of the V.F.W. and enjoyed hunting and bowling. In his younger years, he played baseball and had actually gotten a hit off Bob Feller. He also played basketball for Springfield in the Conneaut City League. He raised turkeys, chickens, geese, hogs, and beef cattle on his farm, and enjoyed going to the Meadville Sale Barn. Survivors include his wife Jeanne S. (Wheeler) whom he married August 26, 1947; his daughter Robin (Barry) Cowher of East Springfield, Pa.; two sons, Frank K. Peterson, Sr. of Springboro, Pa., and Fred (Nancy) Peterson of Conneaut, Ohio; an adopted son Darrell Peterson; his brother Harold "Pete" Peterson of Perry, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Starr Krueger; his grandchildren Eddie Krueger and Tammy Henderson; his sister Hattie; two brothers, Alden and Samuel; and his foster son Dennis Brothers. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, with Rev. Les Bolen of Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery where the American Legion Cowle Post #151 will provide military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.
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Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030
Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 4, 2013