January 6, 1937 - March 21, 2017
Waverly, New York
March 21, 2017
January 6, 1937
Chemung, New York
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Friday, March 24, 2017 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Donald D. Peterson, 80, of Waverly passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
He was predeceased by his parents, Clair and Muriel Brown Peterson, brothers, Clayton, Dick, Terry and Clair; sister, Patricia; and son-in-law, Dana Ivester.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ann Roberts Peterson; children, Tina Ivester of Waverly, Susan (Gerald Holton) Bombacie of Waverly, Duane (Ginger) Peterson of FL, Kevin Peterson of Waverly, Daniel Peterson of Waverly, Karen (Larry Richards) Peterson of Lockwood, and Lori (Martin Mallory) Peterson; siblings, Joyce Nichols of East Smithfield, Jack Peterson of TN, Raymond (Liz) Peterson of Towanda, Ellen (Walter) Depew of FL, and Charles (Grace) Peterson of Lockwood; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his family and his cats. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed fishing and fly fishing. Don and Ann owned and operated Peterson’s Greenhouse for over 20 years. He was well known for his green thumb. He enjoyed his weekly meetings with the crew from TOPS.
Don retired from Westinghouse in Horseheads after 42 years of service.
A time for calling will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating. Those wishing to send a private message of sympathy to Don’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to Stray Haven, 194 Sheppard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.