William Carl Peterson, 66, of Garnerville, passed away February 27, 2018 at The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose, NY.
He was born in Hempstead, NY to the late Carl and Hazel Peterson. Bill enlisted in the Army in 1969. He served his country bravely and proudly as an Airborne Ranger in the Vietnam War. After his discharge in 1971, he met his wife Jean. Two weeks later, they were engaged, and four months after that, they married at St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville. He had a passion for fishing, deer hunting and crabbing.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Jean; his three daughters: Lori, Jaime and Stacey (Clayton) Taylor; five grandchildren: Darin, Deion, Miranda, Clayton and Lucas; three great-grandchildren: Darin Jr., Amiya and Isabella; his loving stepmother Carol; and by his siblings: David, Doug, Darlene, Butch, Scotty and Cathy.
Bill's family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at T.J. MCGOWAN SONS FUNERAL HOME, 71 N. Central Hwy, Garnerville. A procession to F.W. Loescher Veterans' Cemetery on Brick Church Rd. in Airmont, NY for a burial of ashes will depart from the funeral home on Monday, March 5 at 10AM.