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Jeffrey H. Peterson (1961 - 2013)

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ST. BONAVENTURE - A memorial service for Dr. Jeffrey Peterson, who died Monday (Feb. 11, 2013), will be held at 4 p.m. Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) at the St. Bonaventure University Chapel.
A reception will follow in the Doyle Dining Room and Robert R. Jones Trustees Room on campus.
He was employed for 29 years at St. Bonaventure University, first as a professor of finance and for the last 16 years as the chairman of the Department of Finance.
Donations in Dr. Peterson's name can be made to St. Bonaventure University, designated for the Dr. Jeffrey H. Peterson Scholarship for Finance Majors.

SALAMANCA - Jeffrey H. Peterson, 51, of Salamanca, died early Monday morning (Feb. 11, 2013) at The Bradford Nursing Pavilion, Bradford, Pa., following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 1, 1961, in Olean, he was a son of Howard (Laurie) Peterson of Salamanca and the late Jo Ann Lyle Peterson-Streit.
He was married on Dec. 30, 1989, in the United Presbyterian Church in Randolph to the former Laura Lynch, who survives.
Dr. Peterson was a graduate of the Salamanca High School class of 1979, and received his bachelor's degree from Alfred University in 1983, his master's degree in finance from Texas A&M University in 1984, and his Ph.D in finance from University of Alabama in 1991.
He was employed for 29 years at St. Bonaventure University, first as a professor of finance and for the last 16 years as the chairman of the Department of Finance.
Dr. Peterson was a member of the United Congregational Methodist Church, Elkdale Country Club, Jensen Owners Club and the American Chess Club. He was vice chair of the Board of Public Utilities Commission and was a member of the Joint Lease Committee, the Twin Tiers Sports Car Club and the WNY British Car Club.
Surviving besides his wife and father are a brother, Jonathan Peterson of Westminster, Md.; a sister, Jennifer (David) Van Slyke of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held in the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, on Friday (Feb. 15, 2013) from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the United Congregational Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Lonto officiating. A memorial service will be held at St. Bonaventure University at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a . E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com, or posted to www.facebook.com/onofh.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 14, 2013
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