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Obituaries

John Burton Peters

Dan McClelland

John Burton Peters, 94, of Sierra Vista AZ. passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017 at the Life Care Center under the caring hands of Valor Hospice Care.
John was born June 5, 1922 in DeKalb Junction N.Y., the son of the late Leon Burton and Beatrice (Bovay) Peters. He worked on his parents' farm until he left for Baltimore, Maryland to work building airplanes for the war effort.
On one of his visits home, he met Rosemary Carroll from Gouverneurand they were married on November 11, 1943. They were married almost 70 years before Rosemary passed away on August 26, 2013.
After moving back to DeKalb Junction, John ran the Gulf Gas Station, joined the volunteer fire department and was the Town of DeKalb assessor.
He went to work for Electrolux Corporation in sales and then later in management and remained with them for many years until he retired.
During his early years he raised his family in DeKalb Junctionand then moved to Watertown from there to Cape Coral, Florida into their beautiful new retirement home and finally to Sierra Vista, Arizona where he was a communicant of St Andrew’s Catholic Church.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his daughters Susan Green (friend Dale Cook) of Sierra Vista, Katherine (Joseph) D'Addario of Morrisville N.Y., son Thomas (Diane) Peters of Dexter N.Y., brothers Joseph (Donna) Peters of DeKalb Junction, Larry (Becky} Peters of PCB Florida, Lonnie (Sherrie) Peters of Trion ,Georgia, seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several close nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Rosemary, his sisters Margaret Carvel of Canton N.Y., Betty Hundley of Canton N.Y., Marylou Peters of Ogdensburgand brother Donald Peters of Magnolia, Texas.
Anyone who knew John knew how he loved to tell his jokes and stories. Even if you told him you had already heard them, he would tell you them again anyway. He enjoyed traveling, golf and bowling in his younger years. He was the most loving and kind dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. He cherished his family and made sure they never wanted for anything. His loving family will miss him dearly!
John and Rosemary's remains will be transported from Arizona to Gouverneurto St. James Catholic Church for a funeral mass on June 5, 2017 at 11a.m. with interment in the Carroll family plot at St. James Catholic Cemetery following mass.