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Charles Robert Peterson
December 31, 1920 - November 7, 1986

Marian K. Fetterman Peterson
March 17, 1920 - October 18, 1993

Roselawn Cemetery, Berwick, PA

Charles Robert Peterson and Marian K. Fetterman Peterson

Charles was one of four children born in Berwick, Columbia County, PA, of the marriage of John and Pauline (Steward) Peterson. He graduated from Berwick High School in 1939.

Marian was born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA, one of three daughters and two sons born to the marriage of the late Alfred Delroy and Nellie M. (Kurtz) Fetterman. She was a 1938 graduate of Berwick High School.

Charles and Marian were married January 24, 1942 at the First Baptist Church of Berwick by the Rev. Haydn Reese. At the time of their marriage, Marian was employed in the office of the City Cleaners plant, and Charles was employed in the armor plate department of the American Car & Foundry Company in Berwick as a drill press operator.

In their early marriage, they lived with Charles’ parents, and they raised a family of four children, one daughter and three sons.

During World War II, Charles served in the U. S. Coast Guard, and he received the American Area Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Easter Area Campaign Medal, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

After serving in the Coast Guard, Charles went to school and became a graduate of the National School of Meat Cutters of Toledo, OH. He then went to work as a meat inspector for the State of Pennsylvania. He was also Chief Registrar for Voter Registration for 13 years for Columbia County at the courthouse, retiring in December 1965.

A lifelong resident of Berwick, he was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Berwick; the VFW, the American Legion, a life member of the West Berwick Hose Company and had served as financial secretary for 19 years. He was also a member of the fireman's relief board for many years.

He was in ill health for two months prior to his passing.

In addition to raising their children, Marian had worked for the former W. T. Grant Store and Kmart, and she had last worked at the former Penngora Knitting Mills of Berwick. She was also a well-known seamstress.

Marian was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Berwick in which she was active in the Ladies Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Good Will Club of St. Joseph’s Church, Berwick.

Thanks to April Fehrman for providing the photo of the headstone.