Roy J. “Pete” Peterman, Jr (July 29, 1943 – September 1, 2009)

Roy J. “Pete” Peterman, Jr , 66 of Zanesville, died 5:25 PM Tuesday, September 01, 2009 at the Ohio State University Hospital. He was born Thursday, July 29, 1943 in New Bloomfield PA the son of Roy J Peterman, Sr and Ida Elizabeth(Cassett) Peterman. He was married on Saturday, December 27, 1969 to JoAnn ( Hepburn ) Peterman . Pete was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church . Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war. Pete was retired in 1998 from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company as a computer technican following 25 years service. He was a retired Commander with the U.S. Navy having received the Distinguished Flying Cross and many other commendations. He was a mathmatics teacher at Zane State College, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 505, Zanesville Singers, VFW Post #1028, the Association of Naval Aviation and served as an usher at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Pete is survived by his wife of the home; 2 daughters: Amber (Justin) Godfrey of Fort Meade, MD and Carrie (Richard) Nameth of Gulf Breeze, FL; 2 sons: Brett Peterman of Atlanta, GA and Darin (Katie) Peterman of Mount Liberty, OH; 9 grandchildren: Tyler, Emily, Tate, Meaghan, Alexa, Nicholas, Patrick, Nathan and Elizabeth; 2 brothers: Gary (Joyce) Peterman of Grass Valley, CA and Keith (Trish) Peterman of York, PA; He was preceded in death by his mother and a grandson, Joey Nameth. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue with the Christian Vigil Service at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, September 07, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Fr. Jordan Turano, O.P. celebrant . Burial will be held at a later date at Mount Olive Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Pete’s name to St. Thomas Catholic Church or the Disabled American Veterans. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit

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