Albert E. "Pete" Peterson
1929 - 2016
Olthof Funeral Home - Elmira
1050 Pennsylvania Ave.
Elmira, NY
Peterson, Albert E. "Pete"

A lifelong resident of Pine City: Age 87, was born March 22, 1929 in Elmira the son of the late H. Earl and Mildred (Roy) Peterson passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Pete is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan (Curren) Peterson; daughters: Tawny (Michael McDonald) Card and Lori Farmer; son: Randy (Kim) Peterson; grandchildren: Kristina (Mikel) Mazlaghani, Kim (Dani) Nicolae, Jenna (Josh) Burt, Amy Farmer, Garrett Peterson; step-grandchildren: Cody, Olivia and Russell Wright, Courtney O'Brien; great grandchildren: Hannah, Silas, Josiah, Emma, Jonathon, Julia, Gavyn and Kaelynn; sisters-in-law: Sharlene Curren and Sharon (Mike) Perkins; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Charles Curren. Pete was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the A & P Plant after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture in his spare time. His family was of utmost importance to him and he loved his grandchildren. Pete was also an avid NASCAR fan and always rooted for his favorite driver, # 24, Jeff Gordon. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in the Millerton Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Memorial donations may be made in Pete's honor to the Pine City Fire Co., 1453 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871. Pete's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at

Thank You

The Peterson family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Elcor Rehab Unit, CareFirst and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 4-D for the wonderful care Pete received before his passing.

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Randy & Family ~

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May the memories bring you peace during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jay & Lisa O'Brien
May 6, 2016
Randy, Lori, Tawny & Joanie, we are very sorry for your loss. Pete was a great guy. He will be missed by all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your memories close at heart.

Jerry and Jackie Adams Elmira, NY
Jackie Adams
May 5, 2016
To Randy and family: We send our sincerest sympathy and Love over the loss of your dear father. You will miss him, but treasure all the wonderful memories he left you and your family.

Jeanne and Frank Kraft
Jeanne and Frank Kraft
May 5, 2016
Tawney I am so sorry to see your dad passed away. God Bless.
Pam Fitzpatrick
May 4, 2016
As your family heals from the loss of your physical presence , may they be find comfort in the moments of wonderful memories you provided .
Stephanie McDonald
May 4, 2016
Tawny, Lori, and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God's peace to all,
Mary Hosey
May 4, 2016
To Lori, Jenna, Amy, Sorry for Your Loved One passing away. He is no longer in pain, and a better place. My Love & Prayers from Cousin Sandy Sterling Cary. Sevierville, Tennessee
Sandra Sterling Cary
May 4, 2016
May you Rest in Peace My Dear Friend
Linda(Root) Welch
May 4, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Pete Peterson. Mr. Peterson was a great guy! He raised a great family! Always had a smile on his face! I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Thank you for your service to our country! RIP.
Kenny Ham
May 3, 2016
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