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James Franklin “Jim” Peterson

December 28, 1946 - July 16, 2018

James Franklin “Jim” Peterson, age 71, of Delaware City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Born in Elkton, MD on December 28, 1946, he was a son of the late Gale Barker and Grace (Dixon) Peterson. Jim dedicated his career with Chrysler and retired after 37 years of service. Following retirement from Chrysler, he went to work for DelDot for the next 7 years.

Jim was a member of the High Noon Lodge No. 38 A.F. & A.M in Newport. He also had a passion for photography. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Diane Marie (Tereszcuk) Peterson; daughter, Karen Marie Phillips (Kennard); son, James A. Peterson; brother, Gary Peterson (Donna); sister, Sharon Sutton; and grandchildren, Alexandria Peterson, Elik Peterson and Erika Phillips.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

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6 Condolences for James Franklin “Jim” Peterson

  • You were always loved and now you will always be missed dear brother.

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Jim ‘s passing I will miss his friendly wave and great smile when he would drive by the house

  • Sorry to hear of “Jimmy Petes” passing will miss his laugh, great co-worker and friend.

  • I always considered Jim a friend. I am really sorry for your loss.

  • I would like to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Jim. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jim always greeted me with a smile and hello at the plant, he was one of Chrysler’s finest!

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing , my condolences to his wife & family . Jim was a great friend & coworker