Wendell Z. Peterson, 91, of Greensburg, PA passed away peacefully on April 25 at UPMC East. He was born on May 15, 1927 in Mutual, PA to the late Ada and Abner Peterson. Wendell spent his early years in Norvelt and graduated from Hurst High School. He served in the US Army from 1945-1949.
He retired as the owner of Peterson Custom Kitchens after 35 years of service. He was a long-time active member of the Greensburg Alliance Church, served as President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and for many years was a volunteer with Tri-City Meals on Wheels.
He enjoyed gardening and watching Pittsburgh sports teams, particularly the Pirates and Pitt Panthers.
In addition to his parents, Wendell was preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Palmer. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Johnson Peterson, daughter, Colleen Peterson of Greensburg, son, Bryan Peterson, his wife Suzan and grandsons, Nathan (fiancée Taylor), Andrew, Jordan, Vitaly and Leo, all of Rockville, MD. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Bowman and husband, Don and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held at the Kepple-Graft Funeral Home on Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 5pm. A service will be held on Monday, April 29 at 11am at Greensburg Alliance Church 4428 PA-136, Greensburg, PA 15601. Everyone is to go directly to the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tri-City Meals on Wheels 716 Foster Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Greensburg Alliance Church.
For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
Tri-City Meals on Wheels
716 Foster Street, Greensburg PA 15601
Greensburg Alliance Church
4428 Route 136, Greensburg PA 15601