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Herman Lee Peterson

March 29, 1929 - November 17, 2012
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Herman Lee Peterson Engineer Herman Lee "Pete" Peterson, 83, of Bowie, Maryland passed away, Saturday, November 17, 2012 of heart attack while driving in Georgia with his wife. He was an engineer for 35 years. Herman was born March 29, 1929 in Highland Park, Michigan to Carl Arthur Peterson, Sr. and Letha Mae Terry. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946, and attended the University of Michigan from 1948 to 1951 until he was drafted in the army where he served from April 19, 1951 through April 18, 1953 as mechanical engineer during the Korean conflict. During his tenure, Herman earned his college degree in engineering. ...
Herman Lee Peterson
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Herman Lee "Pete" Peterson, 83, of Bowie, Maryland passed away, Saturday, November 17, 2012 of heart attack while driving in Georgia with his wife. He was an engineer for 35 years.

Herman was born March 29, 1929 in Highland Park, Michigan to Carl Arthur Peterson, Sr. and Letha Mae Terry. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946, and attended the University of Michigan from 1948 to 1951 until he was drafted in the army where he served from April 19, 1951 through April 18, 1953 as mechanical engineer during the Korean conflict. During his tenure, Herman earned his college degree in engineering. As a civilian, Herman was employed as an electronic engineer by RCA Corporation from June 1953 until February 1958. He then was continuously employed with the CAA, at which time became the Federal Aviation Agency and later the Federal Aviation Administration when this facility became part of the Department of Transportation. His service stretched from February 24, 1958 to March 1, 1986 where he began his career installing and establishing radar to track and monitor inbound and outbound flights in our country's airports. He enjoyed working until he retired. He had great respect for all men and women who served in the military and was a lifetime member of The American Legion, and has been for the last 26 years, and had served as finance officer. Herman loved the ocean and owns a home in South Ocean Pines where he spent most of his time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Herman is survived by his wife Shelia of six years, sons Jon (Linda) and Jon II, Tom (Julie) and Rachel and Cory, Dann and Justin (great grandchild, Owen) and Danielle, Wade, Stacy; daughter Ava (George) Jeffries and Heather, Breanna, Cody, Piper and Brooke; Shelia's daughters, Terri Coggin and Traci Williams, and many loving nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and abroad, and friends at Christian Community Presbyterian Church.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Carl Arthur Peterson, Jr., and his first wife, Ann Marie Shaak whom he had married in Whitehall, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1959.

Friends may call on Friday, November 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon, and 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening for viewing at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home located at 16000 Annapolis Road. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 10:00 in the morning with Reverend James Brassard who will be officiating the service. Graveside service and interment will be at 12:00 noon at the George Washington Cemetery at 9500 Riggs Road in Adelphi. A reception shall follow at The American Legion Post 66 in Bowie. Herman was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all. He will be always remembered with fondest memories.

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  HERMAN LEE PETERSON   On Saturday, November 17, 2012 of Bowie, MD. Husband of Shelia Peterson; father of Jon K., Dann K., Tom,...

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