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Nicholas Peterson

November 14, 1997 - July 18, 2020

Nicholas Peterson, 22, passed away at home July 18, 2020. He was born in Newark, Delaware on November 14, 1997, the son of Paul G. and Carolyn A. Peterson. 

Nicholas graduated with distinguished honors from Newark High School, Class of 2016. Nic’s passion was sports. In his youth he swam on the Western YMCA Wahoo Swim Team and made the district championships in breaststroke. He played baseball with the Newark American Little League, winning the league championship twice. He also played travel baseball with the Delaware Vipers. In high school, Nic lettered in golf and played for the Yellow Jacket basketball team. Nic loved baseball; he could cite the statistics for any professional baseball player, past or present. The Phillies were Nic’s favorite sports team and he attended the World Series Parade with his dad in 2008. His mom called him “Nikki Pete,” and she would often tell him that he was her “best boy.”

Nicholas was preceded in death by his Grandfathers: Hezekiah Chaney, Sr., John C. Nye, Walter G. Peterson; and his Uncle: Hezekiah Chaney, Jr. 

Nicholas is survived by: His Parents; Sister: Llorin A. Peterson; Grandmothers: Mary E. Chaney, Gloria T. Nye, Carolyn Peterson; Aunts and Uncles: Donn G. Peterson, Jaffe B. Nye, Maureen and Rob Evans, Lily Sam, Hilda Joyce Chaney, Iris D. Chaney, Charles A. and Vern Chaney, Horace W. and Christine Chaney, Janet and Paul Yieh, Lee Plumlee.

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Rev. 21:5

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  • My thoughts hare with you and your family. If there is any way for me to ease the pain, please ask!

  • It is far too early for Nic to leave this earth. Hoping he will spend his time in heaven doing all of his favorite things. My thoughts are with my brother Paul and Sister In Law Carolyn. Such a difficult time for any parent, let alone parents of a young man with so many experiences ahead of him. Rest In Peace Nic.

  • My deepest sympathies to you all. I cannot imagine the heartbreak. Sending love and compassion.
    Love Sonja

  • I always loved Nic’s shy sweet smile when he was walking in the halls of Downes Elementary School. Sending love and prayers for all who love him.

  • Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time. Nic will live in your hearts forever.

  • Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are cared about.

  • As painful as this is right now, I can promise you with all my heart that God will see each and every one of you through this very difficult time. Please we are available to help in any need. Bonnie

  • Paul and Carolyn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Nicholas was clearly an amazing young man and it is a loss to all of us that he was taken so soon.