Charles E. “Chuck” Peterson III - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Charles E. “Chuck” Peterson III

August 23, 1946 - October 14, 2019

Charles E. “Chuck” Peterson III, age 73, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Born in Abington, PA on August 23, 1946, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Mahala B. Peterson, Jr.  Chuck graduated from Upper Dublin High School in Upper Dublin, PA in 1964.  He continued his education and received his BA in economics from Lafayette College in 1969.  Chuck worked for his family business, Bryner Chevrolet, retiring after many years as President and co-owner. 

Throughout his career, he received the Time Quality Dealer of the Year award, chaired the Philly Auto Show, was a realtor for Monihan Realty, and was the M.O.T. Senior Center Transportation Coordinator.  A friend to the community, Chuck was a member of many other civic associations.  In his spare time, he loved to read, fish and play cards.  Chuck’s fondest memories were time spent with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Peterson; son, Charles “Erik” Peterson IV (Melissa); daughter, Kerry L. Brooks (Jason); siblings, Suzanne Black (Gregg), Dianne Peterson and David Peterson (Elka); and grandchildren, Mei Rose Peterson and Everett Hall Brooks.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chuck’s memory to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or


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13 Condolences for Charles E. “Chuck” Peterson III

  • I loved working with Chuck! He was always a force for good and a spark behind incorporating the Auto Dealer CARing for Kids Foundation. I hope happy memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

  • We are deeply saddened by Chuck’s passing. We pray the Lord brings peace to Linda, Kerry and Erik during this difficult time. Our Love to All…

  • So Sorry to hear about Chuck. We know it is a difficult time for all. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our condolences to the entire family. We have very fond memories of Chuck. RIP
    Joyce & Dennis

  • My condolences to the entire Peterson family. Chuck was a very decent man!!!!

  • Linda, Kerry and Erik, We are so very sad to hear of Chuck’s passing. I will forever be thankful for Chuck and your family. He and Charlie gave me my start in the sales side of the business. Chuck was always looking at the positives and was compassionate about the business and his employees. May you each find comfort in the fact that Chuck touched thousands of people’s lives through his work. The key to Chuck was that he always did it with grace, understanding and kindness. To the entire Peterson family, our condolences for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Scott & Dawn

  • My condolences to the whole family. Prayers.

  • I have nothing but good memories working with Chuck. He was a Kind Man that loved his family…..May He Rest in Peace…..

    Tim & Darcy

  • I am praying the Lord puts His strong loving arms around your family and give you comfort and peace. Can’t wait for the day we see Chuck Again, and there will be no more sickness and tears! What a glorious day that will be! Love you❤️
    Rick and Peggy Hendricks

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire Peterson family on the loss of a truly great man. The Stamm family has had a long and friendly relationship with the Petersons and we always knew that Chuck was a true friend to our family. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  • Love you guys. Praying for strength during this very hard time. Chuck was an awesome man and a great cousin ! So sorry for your loss.

  • Craig fondly remembers the summers Chuck spent on their grandparents farm while in high school In camillus New York. We’re
    Sorry he’s gone.

  • My condolences to the entire family..A really nice guy