Howard Peters Jr., 89

MARCH 16, 1924-APRIL 1, 2013

April 02, 2013

Howard “Baldy” Peters Jr., 89, of Hagerstown, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born March 16, 1924, in Woodland, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard and Bessie (Rowles) Peters.

After two years of college, Howard was drafted into the USMC and fought in 13 major battles during WWII. He enjoyed traveling and was a previous member of the Happy Face Travel Club and AMVETS Post 10.

Howard retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1986, where he was a warehouse manager.

Howard is survived by three sons, Barry H. Peters and wife, Karen, of Hagerstown, Chris H. Peters of Strongsville, Ohio, and Craig H. Peters and wife, Kimberly, of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren, Marc B. Peters, Scott Peters and wife, Chisa, Shannon Peters and fiancé, Angie, Mathew Peters and wife, Dawn, Ryan Peters and wife, Jennifer, Adam “AJ” Peters and Keith Dodson; and four great-grandchildren, Patrick, Jordan, Brooke and Abigail.

In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Jane (Taylor) Peters, who died April 4, 2012; a half brother, Jimmy Crummy; and a sister, Katherine Rogers.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md., with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. Interment will follow with military honors.

Friends will be received at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Washington County Hospice or to Humane Society of Washington County.

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