Jerome W. "Nipper" Peterson, 82, of Wellsboro passed away early Thursday morning, June, 13, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
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He was the husband of Mary R. (Morgan) Peterson, who survives. Jerome was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Wellsboro, the son of the late George Peterson and Margaret Davis Peterson Hartzell.
He retired from Dresser Manufacturing in Wellsboro. Along with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Antrim and Wellsboro, Jerome also served as a member in the Wellsboro Moose #1147 (since 1970), the I.A.M. Union (37+ years), and the PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club (32 years).
Jerome is survived by his wife; one son, Michael J. Peterson of Wellsboro; two daughters, Lynn Shellenberger (Donald) of Williamsport, Rhonda Martinez (Daniel) of New Mexico; one sister-in-law, Joyce Peterson of Wellsboro; and four grandchildren, Ashley Mitchell, Zachary Shellenberger, Chante' Gonzales, and Brittany Gonzales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Neuman J. Peterson.
Services will be at the convenience of the family, and are under the direction of the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St. Wellsboro. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired memorials may be made in Jerome's name to Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840. To share your fondest memories of Jerome, visit www.lifecelebration.com.
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd.
139 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from June 13 to June 23, 2013