Gordon J. Peterson
Gordon J. Peterson

June 9, 1940 - March 21, 2019
Born in Jamestown, NY
Resided in Newton Falls, OH
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Gordon J. Peterson, 78, of Newton Falls, OH passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

He was born June 9, 1940, in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late John Arthur Leonard and Vivian Lucille (Wright) Peterson.

Gordon graduated from high school and attended college in Jamestown, NY. In 1963, he became an insurance agent and later retired from Lennar Corporation.

Gordon was a lifelong member of the B.S.A. He became an executive in 1965 and later a scoutmaster until 1980 in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties in New York. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, white water canoeing and golfing. In his later years, he enjoyed photography and taught a Men's Bible study. He was a member of Jaycees in Franklinville, New York and also School Board member of Franklinville Central School in New York.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Peterson) Peterson of CA; daughter, Deborah (Jeff) Webb of Newton Falls, OH; sons, Jeffrey G. (Pamela) Peterson of Franklinville, NY and Gregory S. (Kimberly L.) Peterson of East Concord, NY; brother, Charles (Linda) Peterson of Olympia, WA; grandchildren, Jason (Francis) Barbutes, Sean (Mylen) Barbutes, Bethany (Roger) White, Scott, Faith, Jonathan and Levi Peterson, Devin, Eliza and Jacob Peterson; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Zandra, Cadin, Tyler, Emma, Lukas and Malia; and first wife, Donna Rae Leake Frederick of Franklinville, NY.

In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his brother, James Peterson; and grandson, Erik Peterson.

In accordance with Gordon's wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481.




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