George J. Peters

Peters, George J.
Mar. 4, 1932 - Oct. 11, 2013
George Peters was born in Manhattan and grew up in Queens, NY. After getting his Bachelor and Master degrees from Columbia University he began his career in Electronic Systems at ITT in Nutley, New Jersey. He married Betty Jean Finlay in August, 1958 and they lived in Wayne, NJ for 20 years. In 1960 they bought property on Lake Champlain, VT and he designed, ordered the materials and physically built their summer home. To easily travel from NJ to VT he purchased a Cessna and got his pilot's license. When they retired in 1978 and moved to Longboat Key they began sailing and cruised 50,000 miles in US waters and the Bahamas. Later they began traveling in a 38' RV and visited every state on the continent and almost every Canadian Province. George served as Commander of Sarasota Power Squadron and had been a member of the Longboat Key Coast Guard Flotilla. The move to Plymouth Harbor in 2006 offered new friends and new activities. George was serving as Pres. of the Plymouth Harbor Residents Association this year. He is survived by his loving wife BJ who wishes to thank Dr. Mark J. Phillips, the wonderful staff at Smith Care Center and Tidewell Hospice. A celebration of life will take place at Plymouth Harbor on Nov. 9th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Plymouth Harbor Employee Assistance Fund, ( or to Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron Educational Trust Fund ( or a nonprofit organization of your choice.

Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2013