Daniel “Danny” Peterson
June 3, 1934 – August 1, 2015
Daniel “Danny” Peterson, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Danny was born in Campbellsville, KY on June 3, 1934. He made his career as a pipeline welder and retired after many years of dedicated service at Worthy Brothers Pipeline Company in Wilmington and Hinkle and McCoy Inc., in New Castle.
An avid outdoorsman, Danny enjoyed deer hunting, crabbing and fishing. He loved spending time caring for his koi fish ponds, gardening and doing yardwork and was happiest when he was working on a project or tinkering around the house. A devoted sports fan, Danny looked forward to cheering on the Eagles and Phillies each season and also enjoyed NASCAR. He kept busy on his computer during his leisure time and especially liked playing Farmville. Danny will be remembered for his quick wit and jokester personality. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Danny was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine (Holmes) Stice; daughter, Alice Brownmiller; and his faithful canine companion, Mr. T. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou (Emmell) Peterson; children, Sandra Shreves (Mitchell) of Campbellsville, KY, Debi Lochner of Roseburg, OR, Renee Blair (Harry) of Kane, PA, Jody Peterson (Johanna) of Eldred, PA, Billy Ray Kidd of Norfolk, NE, Carolyn Kidd-Schmidt (Bob) of Bear, DE and Teri Kidd-Young (Roger) of Newark, DE; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; aunt, Mae Moore of Owings, MD; nephew, Charles Thrasher (Janice) of Newark, DE; and many other nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Danny’s name may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.