SALAMANCA - Mr. James Peters, 82, died Sunday (April 6, 2014) at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born on Feb. 11, 1932, in Salamanca, he was a son of the late Ralph and Emma Nies Peters. He was married Oct. 26, 1968, in the Congregational Church, to the former Elizabeth Bliesath, who predeceased him.
Mr. Peters was a veteran of the U.S. Army
, serving in Korea during the Korean War
. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the 65th Infantry Badge.
He was employed as a technician for the former New York Telephone Co. in Salamanca for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post No. 535 and the former BPO Elks Lodge
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Linda Haas of Salamanca; a stepson, William (Laura) Lewis of East Amherst; three granddaughters, Susan (Christopher) Magara of Randolph, Megan (Mark) Coulson of Florida and Caitlin Lewis of East Amherst; a grandson, W. Burt Lewis of California; a dedicated grandson, George Haas Jr. of Salamanca; and several nieces and nephews, including Wendy (Peter) Peters-Smith of Olean.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne Peters, Donald Peters; and two sisters, Jeannette Redeye and E. Adell Peters.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, at a time to be announced.
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