Ross J. Peterson

March 23, 2016

Peterson, Ross Obituary

Ross J. Peterson, 87, formerly of White Road, Three Springs, PA went to be with the Lord at 4:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Epworth Manor, Tyrone, PA.

Born May 7, 1928 at Rockhill Furnace, PA, he was the son of the late Minnie (Hileman) Peterson.  He was twice married, first to Lonia Joy Grove and later to Mary Joan Weyandt Suter who preceded in death on July 20, 2013.

Mr. Peterson is survived by four children:  Donald Peterson and wife Linda, Shirleysburg, PA; Jon Peterson and wife Jean, Mount Union, PA; Steve Peterson and wife Dorinda, Elizabethtown, PA; and Jana White and husband Larry, McVeytown, PA.

There are seven grandchildren: Gail Gearhart, Dottie Atherton, Karen Winter,
Jon R. Peterson, Dirk Peterson, Dylan White, and Kasey Adams.

Also there are eleven great grandchildren: Derek Gearhart, Emilee Gearhart, Sarah Gearhart, Joshua Atherton, Elijah Atherton, Rheanna Winter, Owen Winter, Morgan Peterson, Hunter Peterson, Piper Adams and Hayden Adams.  

Two brothers and two sisters also survive; Calvin Peterson, Dover, FL; Mary Ella Keith, Rockhill Furnace, PA; Arthur Peterson, Haines City, FL; and Verna Mae Peterson, York, PA.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Whitney McConaughey, a grandson Jon Ross Peterson and two brothers, Willis and Ronald Peterson.

Mr. Peterson retired from the US Air Force after 21 years service.  He later retired from C. H. Millers, Huntingdon, PA.  After retirement, he enjoyed farming, carpentry, and handyman work in the community.

He was a 1942 graduate of Orbisonia High School and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Until his health declined, he was an active member of the Rockhill Church of the Brethren where he served on various boards and committees.  An active member of the Orbisonia Lions club, he held several offices and received awards for his service to the Lions and the community.  He served as President and board member of the Shirley Home for the Aged and assisted in various capacities.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley Street, Orbisonia, PA with Pastor Beverly Skopic officiating.  Interment will be at Orbisonia Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6—8:00 PM on Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday.




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March 27, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley Street
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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March 28, 2016
10:00 a.m.

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Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley Street
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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March 28, 2016

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Orbisonia Cemetery

Orbisonia, PA 17243


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