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Herbert James Peters

April 28, 1946 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 73)

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Herbert James ‘Pete’ Peters, 73, of Dover, DE passed from this life into glory on September 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. 

   He was born April 28, 1946, in Baltimore, MD, and spent his childhood in Illinois. He graduated from Forest View High School in Elkgrove, IL, and then from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was trained as an airplane mechanic. He served active duty in the U.S. Air Force for four years, including a one-year tour in Vietnam. He served 10 years in the Air Force Reserve at Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE, after which he was honorably discharged.

  Pete was a jet engine mechanic and did small motor repair. He then worked as a draftsman in civil engineering for CABE Associates and then Scott Engineering, both in Dover, DE, from which he retired. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and watching his children play sports.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Peters and Elizabeth Pleitner Peters.

  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth “B.J.” Rivers Peters; his son, Kenneth “Herbie” Peters; his daughters, Katherine “Kate” Bulson, and Anne “Annie” Mitchell; and his sons-in-law, Richard Bulson and Kory Mitchell. He is also survived by four sisters, Bethann Peters, Susan Peters-Brin, Michelle Peters, and Joanna Peters. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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