Edward W. Peterson, 73, of 3526 Bellview Road, Bemus Point, died at 8:13 p.m. Friday (Sept. 28, 2012) at his home.
He was born April 13, 1939, in Jamestown, the son of Edward O. and Winifred Bascom Peterson, and was a graduate of Jamestown High School.
Prior to retiring he had been employed at Mason Carving, and in earlier years had worked at Jamestown Lounge Co.
A communicant of Holy Apostles Parish, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, he was a former Catechist of the Year, and had participated in the Little Rock Bible Study. He was also a former Boy Scout leader.
He enjoyed archery, bowling, and leather work. He especially loved woodworking and making miniature furniture.
Ed's family would like everyone to know that he was a happy-go-lucky man in all instances; that he was dearly loved; and will be sadly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann O'Brien Graves Peterson; two daughters: Hope V. Peterson of Jamestown and Colleen Graves of Penn Yan, N.Y; four sons: Steve Forcier of New Hampshire, Ken (Cindy) Kamholtz of Penn Yan, N.Y., John Kamholtz of Jamestown, and William (Susan) Kamholtz of Frewsburg; numerous grandchildren including Jacob Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; numerous great grandchildren; three sisters: (Hazel) Elaine Samuelson and Cheryl DuBois, both of Jamestown and Rosemary Susan DuBois of Hawaii; and two brothers: Robert DuBois of Corry, Pa. and Mike Wilson of Watts Flats.
He was preceded in death by two sons: Arthur (Butch) and Matthew Peterson; two daughters: Vicki Peterson and Victoria (Tori) Thompson; and by three brothers: Kenneth A. Wilson, Charles W. DuBois, and David L. Wilson.
A memorial service will be at a time to be announced. To send a message to the family, visit www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2421 Main St., Suite 125, Buffalo, N.Y. 14231.
Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.