John Petersen

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John "Jack" Petersen
June 4, 1933 - August 9, 2014
Jack passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Kaiser Hospital in  Manteca, CA.  He passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Jack  battled nobly his affliction with Myasthenia Gravis for several years,  however, his final battle was lost to a stroke.
Jack was the beloved husband to Clairene (Machado) Petersen, formerly  of Los Banos, Ca.  Loving father of Brad (San Jose, CA), Kirk  (Jindabyne, Australia), and Derek (Manteca, CA).  Loving Grandpa to  Nicole, Danielle, Anthony, Jessica, Carrine, Kaycee, Jacob, and  Sarah.   Loving Brother to Pete Petersen, San Jose.  Jack is pre-deceased by his dear grandson, Raymond, parents, Ida and Henry, and  brother Raymond.
Jack was born in San Francisco, lived his early days in Fresno,raised  his family and owned a business in San Jose, and lived the last seven  (7) years in Manteca, Ca.  Jack owned Petersen Brothers General  Engineering, in Campbell, CA with his brother Pete Petersen, for  roughly 50 years.   The business was a true family business where the  labor force at one time was comprised of Jack's three boys and Pete's  three boys.   The families share fond memories of two close families  working together and spending time together.  Jack spent his last  working years estimating at Galante Brothers in San Jose, where he was  made to feel very appreciated and like a member of another family.
He will be long remembered as an exemplary man with exceptional  talents and disposition.  He was incessantly positive and upbeat to  those around him.  He was intelligent, bright, funny, and a talented  snow skier.   He loved chocolate, children, animals, nice cars, snow  skiing and a good joke.  Jack was a member of the Operating Engineers,  Elks Lodge, and Porsche Club.
A Celebration of Jack's life will be held on Sat. Aug. 16, 2014 at  11:00 am at Lincoln Glen Church,  2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose, 95125. Donations to are preferred. San Jose Funeral Service 1050 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose CA 95128. (408) 288-8383

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San Jose Funeral Services
1050 S. Bascom Ave  San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 288-8383
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Published in Merced Sun Star on Aug. 15, 2014
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