October 13, 1943 to May 31, 2014
Eagle Bay- David Francis Peterson, Sr., 70, of Lone Pine Road North, formerly of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away at his residence, while under the loving care of his son, Dave, Jr. Hospice and Palliative Care, Heidi Von Matt, and a friend, Cindy, on Saturday May 31, 2014.
He was born in Little Falls, on October 13, 1943. Dave graduated from Little Falls High School, with the Class of 1960. Afterwards Mr. Peterson served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and serving four tours in Viet Nam during the Viet Nam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969, and settled in the Carthage area. In 1970 Dave was united in marriage with Betty Smith, a union that endured for forty three years. For many years Mr. Peterson was employed by the Lally family who owned the Lally Manufacturing Company which was a conglomerate of knitting and textile mills which were located in New York State and throughout the United States. Later he was employed as a concrete truck driver for Hoch Brothers Concrete Co, retiring from V.S. Virkler Concrete Co.
In addition to his wife, Betty, of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, he is survived by one son, David F. Peterson, Jr. Boonville, a granddaughter, Kayla Elizabeth Peterson; two step sons, Ray and Lisa Spann, Deerfield, Rod and Gail Spann, Boonville and seven step grandchildren. He was predeceased by a step son, Robin Spann, in 1997. Dave loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodworking and time spent with his family, and time spent at his home on the shores of 4th Lake at Eagle Bay.
His family extends a note of heartfelt thanks and appreciation to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center nursing staff on 3B & 3C, and to Dr. Sikder, and to Inlet Volunteer Ambulance Staff.
In keeping with Mr. Peterson's wishes, services will be private and there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY 13413. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.