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Edward Peterson, Jr.

August 7, 1932 — January 28, 2017

Edward A. "Pete" Peterson, Jr.

SELBYVILLE- Edward A. Peterson, Jr. passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE.  He was 84.

Pete was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 7, 1932, son of the late Edward A., Sr. and Alice (Bergstrom) Peterson.

He was a graduate of Anacostia High School in DC, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and was always proud to be a veteran who served his country with the United States Army.

Mr. Peterson was employed as a cryptologist with the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, MD, retiring from his position in 1987.

While living in New Carrollton, MD, Pete was a long time member and Trustee of the Elks Lodge #1778 before moving to Selbyville, DE in 2002 where he became an active member and was past President of the Elks Lodge #2645 in Ocean City.  During his 45 plus years with the Elks he headed the Scholarship Committee on the State and District levels, chaired the Drug Awareness Committee, served on the Veterans Committee that placed banners on the Boardwalk, the Play It Safe Committee, was the State Chairman for Youth Golf and Tennis, was selected as Elk of the Year in 2010 by the State Association, and received numerous awards for his volunteer work.  Pete was also a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodges, a volunteer with Atlantic General Hospital, and was an avid Redskin Fan.

In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Peterson in 2002.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl A. Boone and Tara Spencer and husband Troy; his brother-in-law, Ronald Wolf and wife Holly; his special companion of 14 years, Joan Thompson; five grandchildren, Jennifer Boone Eisenberg and husband Geoff, Brandon Boone, Suzanne Boone, Dawn Willey, and Troy Spencer, Jr.; and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Elks Lodge #2645, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave, Ocean City, where friends are invited to stay for food and fellowship with the family immediately following the service.

Burial will be held privately.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Elks National Foundation
2750 N. Lakeview Ave, Chicago IL 60614-2256

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