Peter L. Fields

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PETER L. FIELDS Peter L. Fields, age 64, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 23, 1945 in Gloversville, NY. He married his high school sweetheart, Martha "Marty" Tyree and they shared 45 wonderful years together. He started his career in the JC Penney management program, but soon realized that he was destined for self-employment. His entrepreneurial skills helped him to launch many successful businesses. His first was an antique shop called the Trading Post in Perth, NY. In the early 70's he attended the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, NC and after that he ran a successful auction business at the Trading Post. In 1979, he parlayed his interest in recreational vehicles into ownership of Wheels Unlimited, Inc., an RV and boat dealership also in Perth, NY. In 1988, Peter moved to Palm Beach Gardens, FL and shortly after returned to his roots as an auctioneer, establishing Fields Auction Service in Jupiter, FL. He is survived by his wife, Marty Fields; daughter, Sarah (Fields) D'Orazio and her husband, John; son, Peter L. Fields II and his wife, Robin (Griffin), granddaughters, Lauren P. Fields and Julia A. D'Orazio; grandsons, Jack R. and Peter L. Fields ; sister, Susan (Fields) Bankston and her husband, John, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend whose positive outlook on life was an inspiration for us all. Visiting hours with the family will be on Thursday, March 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. A memorial service will be held at the same location on Friday, March 5 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to offer memorial donations to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2010
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