FARMDALE, Ohio – John “60-40” Peters, Jr., 91, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017.
John was born in Warren on July 16, 1925 to John and Pauline (Post) Peters, Sr.
He proudly served his country in the Navy from 1943 to 1953 during both World War II and the Korean War. He was a Petty Officer 1st Class E6 stationed on the Badoeng Strait CVE 116 as part of air group 224.
After he was discharged, John was owner and operator of John Peters Wood Products retiring in 1989.
He was a past commander of the VFW post 7614 in Johnston and a member of Masonic Lodge 529 in Cortland.
He enjoyed woodworking and having coffee with the guys. He was known for his signature green Dickies pants and shirts and when asked how he was doing he always responded with his trademark “60-40”.
John was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Zelma Hornbeck, in March of 1989 and his second wife, the former Marlys Phouts, in October of 2012. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and Joseph Peters.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Dale) Kohlmorgan, Cathy (Virgil) Brainard and Linda (Melvin) Yoder; his grandchildren, Brenda, Melissa, Joshua, Megan, Christopher and Johnathan; his great-grandchildren, Kylie, Josie, Caden, Jude, Kara and Elijah; his sisters, Laura Griffin and Mary Humphry; as well as many other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Cortland Location where a funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m.
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com where you can leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Erie County Sheriff SCUBA Team c/o Sam Leo 4203 Alvin Street, Erie, PA 16510 or Northwest Pennsylvania K9 Search & Rescue; P.O. Box 9853 Erie, PA 16506.
A television tribute will air April 4 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.