Gloria Peterson

Gloria E. Peterson

1921 - 2009

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Obituary of Gloria E. Peterson

Gloria E. Peterson, 88, of Main St. Bemus Point, formerly of Dutch Hollow Road, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday (October 16, 2009) in WCA Hospital. She was born August 4, 1921 in Butler, PA the daughter of Paul and Esther Mills Mackey. Her grandfather was of great pride to her, who during the Civil War was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Gloria graduated from Butler High School and attended Westminister Womens College in Baltimore, MD. She married Everet S. Peterson December 16, 1940. Gloria was an avid pianist and a charter member of St Timothy Lutheran Church in Bemus Point, serving as organist for many years. Gloria dearly loved her family, and was so proud of her 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Surviving are her five children; Esther Thomas (David) of Bemus Point; Victoria Peterson of Mayville; Vince Peterson of Sunnyvale, CA; Bill Peterson (Shelley) of Bemus Point; and Emily Metzger (Todd) of McKnightstown, PA; her grandchildren; Kimberly, Mark, Scott, Kathryn, Lacey, Nichole, Billy, Luke, Anne, Shelby, Jenny, Ben, Tia, Adam, Peter and Jillian; and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everet S. Peterson who died February 16, 1993; a son, Mack Peterson; a daughter, Tia Peterson; and four cousins, Woody Hoch; Vince Hoch; Sylvia Hoch; and Gussie Stoughton. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Katie Yahns, transition pastor at St Timothy Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Bemus Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ryan Samuelson Fund, c/o M&T Bank, 23 Main St., Bemus Point, NY 14712.