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Peters, George L. Jr.

George L. Peters U.S. Army WWII
George L. Peters U.S. Army WWII

Date of Birth: 5/4/1922
Died On: 4/17/2016
Street Address: 105 Highland Road
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army - 247th Quartermaster Corps

Veteran Code: USARMY-498

When George Lawrence Peters was born in 1922 in New York, New York, his father, George, was 30 and his mother, Marian, was 25. He married June Simpson on June 4, 1949. They had two children during their marriage. He died in April 2016 in Keene, New Hampshire, at the age of 94. In Rye his family lived at 105 Highland Road. George enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

George Lawrence Peters

June Simpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert Clifford Simpson of Deer Park, Greenwich, Conn. On that date, in Christ's Church, Greenwich, June will become the bride of George Lawrence Peters If- ' ' A V V I Elizabeth L. Durk Will be a June bride. Jr., son of the senior Peterses of Hemlock Farms, Round Hill, Greenwich, and New York. The bridegroom-to-be, Choate, '41, went to Columbia, and served with the Army in the Okinawa and Philippines invasions. June is an alumna of Chevy Chase Junior College.


Pfc, Geo. L. Peters Hurt When Army Invades Philippines
Pfc, George L Peters, Jr. was wounded in the early days of the invasion of the Philippines, according to an airmail letter received on Tuesday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Peters. 106 Highland Road. Thrown into the air when a bomb struck near his landing party. PFC. Peters sustained injuries to his leg and it was at first feared he might lose the use of his knee. He has now assured his parents that his injuries are slight. Larry enlisted in August, 1942 and was called into service in May, 1943. He attended school at Fort Lee, Va. , before being sent to the Pacific,
PAGE FOUR THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, November 24. 1944

George Laurence Peters, Jr., 93, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, New Hampshire.

He was born May 4, 1922, to the late Marion Drullard Peters and George Laurence Peters. He was pre deceased by his wife of 58 years, June Simpson Peters who passed away in 2007. Mr. Peters had lived in Greenwich from 1947-2009. He was a graduate of the Choate School, class of 1941, and was part of the class 1944W at Columbia University.

Serving in the Army from 1943 to 1946, he was part of the assault on Leyte and also later in Okinawa.

Mr. Peters was President of his family's business, Peters Brothers Coating & Laminating Company in Brooklyn, NY from 1947 - 1971. After selling the business, he because a realtor in Greenwich in 1975 as well as being a residential appraiser and instructor on faculty at the Norwalk Community College from 1985 - 2005.

A long standing volunteer, he served a term as President of the Round Hill Fire Company. He had also served as President of the Greenwich Historical Society in 1986. He belonged for many years to the Belle Haven Club and was a life member of the Campfire Club of America in Chappaqua, NY.

He is survived by his two children: Susan Drullard Peters and Clifford Simpson Peters (wife Wilhelmina), his two grandchildren, Pilar Peters Abuin (husband Angel) and Victoria Peters Moore (husband Patrick), his two great grandchildren, Javier and Madeline Abuin, and his cousin, Marguerite Craig Stevens. There are no public calling hours or services. Burial will be private.
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