William Frederick PetersonMarch 10, 1918 ~ September 4, 2017 (age 99)
William Frederick Peterson, 99, of Huntington, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington. Born on March 10, 1918 in O’Shanter, PA, he was a son of the late Vennard F. Peterson and Ella D. Peterson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Marjorie Yeager Peterson and his siblings. Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington, a 1935 graduate of Huntington East High School and Marshall College in 1940. He served time in the Navy during World War II and upon returning, received a job at Inco Nickel where he remained a loyal employee for over 43 years, retiring as Chief Financial Officer. “His tender and untiring care for his daughter, Mardi, for the past 70 years is the definition of unconditional love.” Bill is survived by his daughter, Mardi Ann Peterson, of Huntington, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Woodmere Memorial Park Abbey of Peace mausoleum in Huntington, with Rev. Suzanne Ellis, officiating. The family will welcome friends for visitation one hour prior to services. Entombment will follow. Beard Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s honor to the Hoop’s Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital.