John "Jack" M. Peterson, 84, of Ormond Beach, passed away April 2, 2013. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2-4 at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Jack was born in Newark, NJ and spent his childhood between New Jersey and rural Georgia. Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He attended the University of Miami and Purdue, studying engineering. He played basketball for both colleges. Jack returned to New Jersey where he worked as a supervisor of steamfitters in the heating and air conditioning industry. Jack was always very athletic, playing softball, basketball and golf. He coached Little League baseball and softball. Jack and his wife Jane retired to Florida in 1993. He loved the golfing lifestyle at Plantation Bay in Florida, where he played with the "Late Sleepers" golf group. Jack will be remembered mostly for his great sense of humor. Jack could fix anything, and was always willing to lend a hand. He loved going out to breakfast with his wife and friends. He was also a Yankee and Giants fan. His passion in life was his family; he adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jack will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years, Jane Peterson; by his children: David Simonton (Carolyn), Carole Peterson (Ken), Carol Bond (Gary), Nancy Mutch (Paul), John Peterson (Cindy), and William Simonton (Jackie). He will also be mourned by his grandchildren: Blaire, Colin, Evan, Sarah, Nicole, Jacob, Paul, Amy, John, Jack, Amanda, Brittany, and Christopher; and by his great-grandchildren Chaz and Juliet. He will be sorely missed by his sisters Dorothy Groener and Patricia Lento; as well as his nieces nephews and many friends. He is predeceased by his sister-in- law Bibi, brother-in-law Roy Groener and his best friend and golf partner Dennis Lento as well as his parents John and Freida Peterson and by his first wife June Peterson. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 5, 2013