Roger Alan Peterson Sr.

Roger Alan Peterson Sr., 84, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at City Hospital.

Born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Ralph A. Peterson and Mabel (Bates) Peterson.

He graduated from Falconer High School in 1946. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Alfred University in 1950, a Master of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany in 1951, and a Master of Science from the University of Oregon in 1966.

Over his 40-year career in education, he taught mathematics at Tompkins County Community College and at high schools in Panama, N.Y., Groton, N.Y., and Cortland N.Y., before retiring to York, Pa., where he taught at the Christian school.

Roger served in the U.S. Air Force, based at Nellis Air Force and was commissioned as a first lieutenant.

For 13 years he volunteered at York Hospital making pharmacy deliveries to the floors.

He worshiped at Pilgrim Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothea (Harding) Peterson of Martinsburg, W.Va.; brother, Gordon Peterson of Jamestown, N.Y.; children: The Rev. Roger Peterson Jr., and wife, Abbie, of Ridgway, Pa., Shelley Peterson, of York, Pa., Bradley Peterson, of Hedgesville, W.Va., Kathryn Moore and husband, David, of Hedgesville, W.Va, and Richard Peterson and wife, Sonja, of Depew, N.Y; 13 grandchildren: Donna, Jim, Dwan, Lisa, Christopher, Sean, Jennifer, Joel, Stephanie, Jovonne, Jasmyn, Shawn and Michele; and great-grandchildren: India, Vincent, Jacob, Margo and Sullyvan.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, 601 Albert St., Martinsburg, WV 25404, with the Rev. Jerry Mead officiating, with interment to follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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