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Douglas Earl Peterson


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Douglas Earl Peterson
June 9, 1959 - April 24, 2014
Menlo Park
Douglas Earl Peterson, 54, of Menlo Park, California, passed away on April 24th, 2014. Douglas passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Douglas was born in Redwood City, CA on June 9th, 1959 to Fred and June Peterson. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1978. Douglas worked for the City of Redwood City, in the Water Department for 35 years, retiring in December of 2013. Douglas was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, spending his vacations fly fishing with family and friends in Lassen National Park and its surrounding streams, rivers and still waters. Douglas was a car enthusiast, and enjoyed spending summer weekends proudly showing his 1956 Chevy Bel Air at car shows throughout the Bay Area. Douglas was a devoted photographer, and spent many years taking photographs for Redwood City, Menlo Park and Woodside Fire Departments. Douglas' other interests included building and racing remote control cars, and collecting vintage Hot Wheels.
Douglas is survived by his fiancee Kathleen Hunter, daughter Jackie Peterson, son Craig Peterson, sister Susan House (Jim), nephew Jim Goulart (Mary), niece Barbra Hamilton, and several great nieces and great nephews.
The funeral service for Douglas will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at Crippen & Flynn Chapel, at 400 Woodside Road in Redwood City. Reception to immediately follow at Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd, Woodside.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 30, 2014
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