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Charles H. Peterson


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Charles H. Peterson Obituary
Saratoga Springs >> Charles H. Peterson of High Rock Avenue in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Saratoga Hospital. He was 81 years old.
Born July 27, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Harold Peterson and Ann Ruth Eliasson Peterson. After graduating high school, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army in December of 1952 and was active until 1954, he then continued in the Army Reserve until December of 1960.
Upon his discharge from the Army, Mr. Peterson and his wife, Marilyn, moved back to the Chicago area and he was employed by Automatic Electric as a telephone engineer. They transferred with the company from Chicago to the Albany area in 1962 and moved to Saratoga Springs in 1967.
Mr. Peterson started and worked at Saratoga Trophy and Engraving for several years until he sold the business.
He served as the past president of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club. In his leisure, he was an avid reader and loved his politics. Charles enjoyed playing golf at the various courses in the area and when his boys were young, he was very active in the Saratoga Little League.
Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn Peterson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: three sons, Gary Peterson and his wife, Cecilia, of Colchester, Conn., Tom Peterson and his wife, Marcia, of Phoenix, Md., and Dan Peterson and his wife, Julie, of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Laurie Braim and her husband, Tim, of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Richard Peterson and a sister, Anna Marie Garrett, both of Florida; and 12 grandchildren, Katie (Matt), Andrew, Erik, Hannah, Christian, Adam (Kat), Nathan, Jack Steven, Caroline, Austin and Joshua.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at noon Tuesday at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery following the services.
Memorial donations can be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online remembrances can be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Jan. 5, 2014
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