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Edwin Robert Peterson

Edwin Robert Peterson of Glenwood Springs died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. He was 86.

He was born May 4, 1916, in Hartford, Conn., to Helene (Smith) and Renwick Peterson. He grew up with his four brothers and sister in Washington Heights, N.Y.

He married Jane D. Briordy on June 16, 1940, at St. Agnes Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mr. Peterson served in the U.S. Army from July 27, 1943, to Nov. 24, 1944. He fought at Anzio Beach in Italy, and was awarded a bronze star. He was later wounded, and received the Purple Heart.

After his discharge, he moved to Levittown, N.Y., where he lived for 34 years.

He worked as an immigration agent for the U.S. Immigration Service at Ellis Island, as an electronics supervisor for Arma Corp., and as a dispatcher for Island Transportation Inc.

After retirement, the Petersons moved to Battlement Mesa. After the death of Mrs. Peterson on Aug. 14, 1987, Mr. Peterson moved to Glenwood Springs to live with his son.

In Glenwood Springs, Mr. Peterson was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed senior activities at his church and helping others, whether by sharing a joke or his handyman skills. He embraced life and all it had to offer.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Jill Peterson of Glenwood Springs; and by grandchildren Cindy Peterson and Kurt Peterson.

A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Farnum Holt Chapel, 405 W. 7th St., in Glenwood Springs.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1010 Grand Ave., in Glenwood Springs.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hearts and Hands Ministry for Seniors, c/o Sister George Antoinette, 707 9th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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