Jeffrey H. Peterson(1961 - 2013)

Beloved husband, son, friend, professor

SALAMANCA – Jeffrey H. Peterson, 51, of Salamanca, died early Monday morning (Feb. 11, 2013), at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion, in Bradford, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 1, 1961, in Olean, he was the 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 Salamanca High School Class of 1979, received his Bachelor's Degree from Alfred University in 1983, received his Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1984, and received 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 Western New York 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, N.Y. on Friday (Feb. 15, 2013), from 4-7 p.m.
A memorial service will be held in the United Congre­gational Methodist Church on Saturday (Feb. 16, 2013), at 11 a.m., with Rev. Michael Lonto officiating.
A memorial service will be held in St. Bonaventure at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a .
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Published in The Salamanca Press from Feb. 14 to Mar. 13, 2013