Peter C. Elofson

Peter C. Elofson, 65, of Frewsburg, N.Y., passed away peacefully at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Hospice of Buffalo Cheektowaga, N.Y., after a courageous two-year battle with mantle cell lymphoma.

Peter was a lifelong area resident, born Aug. 12, 1952, to the late Carl L. “Jim” Elofson and Nancy Meyer Elofson. Peter was a 1970 graduate of Jamestown High School and attended Jamestown Community College.

Peter was a loyal and dedicated employee, working for Ogden Newspapers for 46 years. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Peter was the Information Technology Manager for The Post-Journal, Warren Times Observer and the Dunkirk Observer.

Peter was a member of The Celoron Moose, The Jamestown Eagles Club, The Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, WNY Oldsmobile Club, Oldsmobile Club of America, Classic Thunderbird Club International, as well a former president of the Lakewood Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Peter was a car enthusiast with vast knowledge of vehicles from all eras, he was proud of his collection of classic cars that he had restored, maintained and showed locally and in places as far away as Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, New Jersey and Illinois in the Oldsmobile National Show, where he served as one of the judges. One of Peter’s proudest accomplishments with his cars was having his 72 Cutlass pictured in the Oldsmobile of America Magazine. Peter’s cars were more than just a hobby they were his passion and he had formed many friendships and met many people over the years through his cars sharing his knowledge, ideas and sometimes just a story which will be missed by many.

Peter is survived by his wife, Peggy J. Skoglund Elofson, whom he married Aug. 25, 1973; a daughter Marsha L. Elofson of Jamestow; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leonard and Susan Skoglund and their family; as well as his two best friends, Tom Danielson and Ang Terrano; and his two devoted canine companions Shelby and Little Mac.

He was preceded in death by his father who died Dec. 7, 1991, and his mother who died June 20, 2010; maternal grandparents, Ben and Agnes Meyer; paternal grandparents, Carl L. and Nellie Elofson.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at The Lind Funeral Home, 805 W. Third St., Jamestown, N.Y. A time of remembrance and a celebration of Peter’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Fresco Pizza and Wings, 2 E. Second St., Jamestown. Burial will private.

Donations in memory of Peter can be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western and Central New York Chapter, 4043 Maple Road, Suite 105, Amherst, NY 14226 or to The Hospice Foundation of WNY P.O. Box 590 Buffalo NY 14240

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