February 12, 1923 - May 12, 2016
Peterson Sr. , Robert L. 93 – of Galloway Twp. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 10, 2016. Born in Pleasantville on February 12, 1923, Bob was the youngest child of Thomas Carl and Gertrude (Mathis) Peterson. Bob is predeceased by his beloved wife, Beatrice, of nearly 75 yrs. in Sep 2015 and his brother Thomas Carl Jr. and sisters Sarah, Anna and Edith. He is survived by his 99 yr. old sister Alma. As a child, Bob played basketball and loved playing outside, especially “Tarzan”, with his friends the DeSimones and Hammells to name a few. He had a passion for country-western music and even was known as a yodel master among the locals. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, clamming and he was a lifelong auto enthusiast. During WWII he was a welder in the shipyards. Later he worked for the AC Municipal Utilities Authority as an Auto Mechanic for 26 years before retiring to enjoy his family. He designed a challenging miniature golf course in his yard that many friends and family appreciated for years and was always ready and willing to give someone a helping hand. Bob and Bea lived a blessed life and are survived by their four children, Roberta Ford (Ralph); Anna Hartwell; Frances Marks (Cortez); and Robert L. Peterson Jr. (Rosalie) and 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM with the service beginning at 11:30 at the Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway, 609-641-0001. Interment will immediately follow the service at the Germania Cemetery in Galloway. For directions or condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.
Peterson Sr. , Robert L. 93 – of Galloway Twp. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 10, 2016. Born in Pleasantville on February 12, 1923, Bob was the youngest child of Thomas Carl and Gertrude (Mathis)... View Obituary & Service Information
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