William Peters Sr.

Obituary of William R. Peters Sr.

William R. Peters Sr. “Botch” passed away after a long illness at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna, NJ on September 9, 2020, at the age of 79.


Born in Dover, NJ he grew up in Lafayette and Rockaway Neck before a long term residence in Mt. Tabor, NJ before moving to Succasunna, NJ.


William proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.  He works as a groundskeeper for The Knoll Country Club in Parsippany as well as the Mt. Tabor Country Club for over 25 years before retiring in 1990. He followed in his father’s footsteps by volunteering with the Rockaway Neck Fire Department. As the handyman he was, when he wasn’t tinkering with something, he enjoyed deer hunting and playing golf and spending quality time with his yellow lab “Budd”.


William was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Deanna Baker in 2013, and by his son William Peters Jr. “Billy” in 2019.


He is survived by his loving daughter Christine and her husband James Philhower of Indianapolis, IN as well as by his doting grandson Paul Philhower also of Indianapolis, IN.

An he is also survived by his extended family.


A memorial service will take place a later date under the direction of Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Avenue Denville, NJ 07834 www.normandean.com.


Memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Rockaway Neck Fire Department.

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