Obituary of Eddie Peterson
Eddie L. “Pete” Peterson passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born in Lee County, Georgia in 1938. Eddie graduated from Chokee High School in Cordele, Georgia and then served his country faithfully in the Air Force in London, England where he met his wife, Althea Patricia Peterson. After being transferred and stationed at Hancock Air Force Base, Eddie and Patricia settled in Syracuse, New York where Eddie received a B.S. and M.A. from Syracuse University.
Eddie was employed by the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) of New York State for over 20 years as an Adult Education Counselor. As a community organizer and activist, he enjoyed helping his community serving as Chairman of CORE, treasurer of the National Urban League for Onondaga County, Salt Springs Little League team manager, Boy Scout leader and faithful volunteer for All Saints Church. In his retirement, between SU games, he enjoyed spending time with his family while fishing on Oneida Lake and the St. Lawrence River.
Survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, David and Darrell; his grandchildren, Taylor, Darrell, Jr. and Simon; and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, New York 13205. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210.
Burial will be private.
Please send donations in his name to the Cancer Association of America.
Please visit the online memorial at www.ballweg-lunsford.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Sehl Burns Funeral Service.