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JOHN EDWARD (JAY) PETERSON It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of John Edward (Jay) Peterson. He has crossed over the bar on his final journey on the afternoon of March 22, 2013. He will be remembered and greatly missed by those he left behind. Jay followed his father into the maritime industry going to sea at a young age. During WWII the tugs he served on were taken into service by the U.S. Army Transport. He served with dignity and was honorably discharged through the Coast Guard. He married the love of his life Shirley Elaine Hall, who preceded him in death on Sept 25, 2007, after 58 years of marriage. Their favorite adventures would always find them aboard their boat on Puget Sound and the Inland Passage. He retired in 1979 after a 40 year history of admirable work in the towing industry in the Northwest and 30 of those years with Foss Maritime Co. After retirement they enjoyed 20 years far from the sea, in the desert of Hemet, CA where they made many new friends, golfed as members of Arroyo Fairways, and played a lot of cards. When it became too difficult to care for themselves they returned to the Northwest where they could be cared for by family. Your family wishes you "Fair Winds and Following Seas"
Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 3, 2013
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