Raymond N. Peters, Sr.March 21, 1927 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 92)
Raymond Neal Peters passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at Chandler Hall at the age of 92. Raymond was born in Elizabeth, PA in 1927, and attended Monesson High School in Monesson, PA. He was the oldest child of the late Raymond O. Peters and the late Bertha J. Peters. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Peters and Richard Peters and his sister, Rita Riggle. Raymond married Mildred Tressler in 1947 and was devoted to her until her death in 1984. He was also predeceased by his second wife, Eona Peters, in 2003, and his loving companion, Louise Jenigen, in 2014.
Raymond was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and served in World War II in the Philippines as a Radio Man Third Class. He was honorably discharged on August 20, 1946. Raymond held a few odd jobs before joining US Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA. He relocated to the Fairless Hills plant where he worked until his retirement. After his retirement he enjoyed a few years living in Jim Thorpe, PA, before moving to the Village of Buckingham Springs in Buckingham, PA. While in Buckingham, he enjoyed spending time golfing, playing bocce and going on many bus trips. Raymond was also a Mason.
Beyond anything else, Raymond was devoted to his family. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to be surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at a family gathering. Raymond will be forever remembered with deep and abiding love by his children, David Michael Peters and his wife, Charlotte, Linda Ray Morris and her husband, James, Raymond Neal Peters, Jr. and his wife Colleen, and Sandra Kay Parker, and her husband, Kenneth. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Brandon Peters (Jenine), Raymond Peters, III, Amy Whitten (Rex), Keri Williams, Mackenzie Parker and Jesse Parker, and his great-grandchildren, Collin Peters, Gavin Peters, Kendall Williams, Jameson Williams, Caleb Williams, Nora Whitten and Emmett Whitten.
His family would like to thank the staff of Sunrise who took such good care of him for the years that he lived there, and the amazing staff at Chandler Hall who cared for him so lovingly in the last weeks of his life.
Raymond touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, December 30, 2019, from 9 am – 11 am at Woodside Presbyterian Church, 1667 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA, 19067. Funeral services will be immediately following at the church. A service of honor will be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Tues, Dec. 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.www.stjude.org) or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville, PA.
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