Bernard J. Peters

Born: Tue., Feb. 12, 1924
Died: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017


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GLENFIELD, NY ~ Bernard J. Peters, 93, of Kuntz Rd., Glenfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the home of his son and daughter-in- law, Terry and Connie Peters, Pine Grove Rd., in the Town of Watson, where he was under their loving care.

Born February 12, 1924, in Martinsburg, NY, a son of Walter F. and Ordilla Flint Peters, he was educated in Martinsburg country schools.

A decorated World War II veteran, he entered the US Army on March 4, 1943, and served with Company “B”, 187 th Glider Infantry at Luzon, New Guinea and the Southern Philippines. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal and Bronze Star, among others, before being honorably discharged as a Private First Class on December 6, 1945, from Fort Dix, NJ.

He married Dorris M. Ellis on September 17, 1950 in Glenfield, NY. Mrs. Peters died on August 24, 2007.

Bernard was a lifetime employee of the former Georgia Pacific Paper Company, which later became the Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper Company in Lyons Falls. He retired as their Sanitation Engineer in 1984 after 34 years of service.

He was a charter member of the Lowville VFW, a member of the Lowville American Legion, and held former memberships in the Paper Makers Union, Big Twenty Club in Harrisville, and Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and painting.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in- law, Terry B. and Connie Peters, Glenfield; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a son-in- law, Charles McCoy, of Bridgeport, NY; a brother, Nelson Peters, of Glenfield, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his loving wife, Dorris, of 56+ years, he was predeceased by his daughter, Doreen E. McCoy, who died in 2016, two brothers, Milton and Darwin Peters, and two sisters, Eunice Ford and Buelah Jantzi.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Per his wishes, his body was given as an anatomical gift donation to SUNY Medical University, Syracuse.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowville VFW.

Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.

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Vanessa Delles
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you Terry and Connie. You were so good with him. God Bless.

Anthony Belmont
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
My Sympathy to the family.Barney worked with us at the Paper Mill.Enjoyed working with Barney ,I have lost another great friend,rest in peace my friend.

Lorraine W. Smith
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Rest in Peace Barney, you will be missed.

To the Family my sincere condolences

Sharon Kelly
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Terry and Connie,
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Greg Gorczyca
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Thank you for your unselfish service Sir! Another member of the Greatest Generation passes. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Wendy Glazier
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Terry, Connie, Nikki and all the family.

I just found this obit. I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Barney's passing. I have so many good memories of times we all spent together. Swimming, skiing, cooking out, camping at Stillwater and Cedar Point, even many many years ago when we would come over and my dad and Barney went spear fishing! I have dads spear in my garage as a momento!
Sending prayers.....

Wendy

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