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William Charles Petersen

William "Bill" Petersen passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, Ariz., July 6, 2014, at the age of 92. He was born in Coplay, Pa., August 27, 1921, to Arthur and Cecelia Petersen. Bill graduated from Irvington High School in New Jersey in 1939. He received an appointment to, and graduated from, King's Point Merchant Marine Academy and served in the Navy during WWll. Bill moved to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Everett in 1947, where he was employed by Allstate Insurance for 30 years. He married Patricia Brown in 1954 and had a daughter. In 1960 he moved his family to Mukilteo, a town he loved for its beauty and atmosphere. He was a member of The Elks Club, Everett Yacht Club and Toastmasters. Bill served as president of the Mukilteo School Board for seven years. In 1973, Bill married Joann Garner and upon his retirement in 1977 they moved to Scottsdale. They also spent many summers at their home in Hope, Idaho, where he enjoyed fishing and boating. Bill was known for his great sense of humor, grilling prowess, handyman abilities, storytelling and his 3 x 5 cards containing his numerous lists. He will be greatly missed. Bill is survived by his wife, Joann Petersen, of Scottsdale; and his daughter, Barbara Moberg, of Everett. At his request no services will be held. Remembrances may be made to : 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Ariz., 85014 or at hov.org/donate.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 8 to July 9, 2014
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