Edward Leslie Peterman
January 12, 1949 – March 4, 2015
Edward Leslie Peterman, age 66, of Newark, DE, went to join the Lord’s band on March 4, 2015.
Born in Warren, OH on January 12, 1949, Ed grew up in Tucson, AZ, graduating from Tucson High School in 1967. After graduation he made his way to Virginia, picking up that beloved twang before settling in Delaware. Ed was a jack of all trades throughout his career; working as a mechanic, big rig driver, warehouse supervisor, press operator, and medical gas deliverer.
He was a musician who enjoyed travel, photography, and hiking; and an avid reader who loved nature. He was a man of high moral fiber, never wanting to argue and never failing to crack a joke. Ed was an amazing partner to his wife of 33 years, and a perfect role model for his children. Ed would lighten any room he walked into and brought us laughter. Our hearts ache for our husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, colleague and friend who will be deeply missed.
Ed is predeceased by his parents Raymond and Grace, and his sister Susan Insalaco. He is survived by his wife Tracy and son Travis of Newark; daughter Nadine Trotter and grandson Wyatt Trotter of Wilmington; daughter Leslie and sister Nancy Orth of Tucson, AZ; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Nancy of Klamath Falls, OR; and by numerous other loving relatives and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:30 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015, with a memorial service at 2 pm at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Reception to follow.
In honor of Ed’s spirit, feel free to wear blue jeans. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, a cause we are passionate about, by visiting Ed’s memorial page at http://goo.gl/51wbwO .