Douglas L. Peterson, 78, of North Main Street in Youngsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home.
He was born December 27, 1935 to the late Archie and Dorothy (Mourer) Peterson in Warren. He worked as the office manager for Columbia Gas for over 30 years, retiring in 1990. Douglas served on the Youngsville Borough Council for 19 years and also served on the Board of Directors of the Youngsville Cemetery Association for several years. He was 43 year member of the Youngsville Vol. Fire Dept., serving as Chief for 10 years. Douglas was very active in the community, as he received the Youngsville Borough Community Service Award in 1999.
Douglas is survived by two daughters, Debra (Richard) Brewster, Barbara (Kenneth) Roberts, both of Youngsville; four grandchildren, Alicia Brewster and her companion Erik Owens, Matthew Brewster, Amanda Roberts, Kevin (Jamie) Roberts; a stepgreatgranddaughter, Brooke Scott; a sister, Shirley (George) Probst of Greenville, SC; a sisterinlaw, Lena Peterson of Youngsville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Douglas is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Mercy (Day) Peterson whom he married on August 13, 1955 in Youngsville and who passed away on February 4, 2011; two brothers, Harold (Freeda) Peterson, Elwood Peterson and a sister, Esther (Louis) Rich.
Friends will be received on Friday, March 14 from 37 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall, 29 Fireman Dr. in Youngsville, and also for one hour prior to a funeral service that will be held there on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplin of the Rouse Warren County Home, officiating. Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests donations be made to the Youngsville V.F.D., P.O. Box 201, Youngsville, Pa 16371, or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa 16365.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services was in charge with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.