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Wilfred L. Peters Sr.

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Wilfred L. Peters Sr. Obituary
Peters, Wilfred L., Sr.

Wilfred L. Peters, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Bill was born on September 5, 1927 to James E. (Pop) Peters and Ava Lynn Swan Peters. He married J. Ruth White on June 17, 1951 in Harrison Valley, PA. Bill was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. At the conclusion of his military service, he returned to Corning Glass Works where he worked as a millwright (known as Pete) for the next 40 years. Bill and Ruth lived in Woodhull, NY for 30 years, relocating to the Corning, NY area for the next 30 years. After retiring, Bill took up the hobby of woodworking, and over the years designed and crafted various wood pieces for family members. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth; daughters, Billie (Anthony) Gammaro of Presho, NY, Penny (Daniel) Alderman of Batavia, NY, Ona Lynne (Donald) Rouse of Painted Post, NY; son: Wilfred L. (Joy) Peters Jr. of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Tracy (Marvin) Chumura of Chesapeake, VA, Bryon (Martha) LaChance of Rochester, NY, Michael Rouse of Liverpool, NY, Eric (Shaenna Stefanides) Alderman of Rochester, NY, Allen Alderman of Batavia, NY, Andrea Gammaro of Morganton, NC, Jaclyn Gammaro of Eatonton, GA; great-grandchildren, Evan and Brett LaChance, Michael and Makayla Chumura, Devon Crocker, Jayvyn Gammaro, Jonah and Taryn White, Brenna and Allora Stefanides; great-great-granddaughter, Adalyn Liebengood; sister, Lita Woods of FL; sisters and brother-in-law, Lorena Peters of Corning, NY, Gerry Bassney of Tioga, PA, Elwin VanEtten of Harrison Valley, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his four brothers, Ernie, Quincy, Bob, Ted and sister Clella, and other family members. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bill's life on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 4-7 PM or Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 11AM - Noon at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. A short memorial service will be held there at noon. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Family members suggest that memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations can be made at, or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or you can send the donations to a family member to be forwarded to the Wounded Warrior Project. To share memories or words of comfort, go to


Published in Star-Gazette on May 29, 2014
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