Robert H. Peterson, 73, of Warren, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 29, 2016 at Warren General Hospital.  He was born December 15, 1942 in Warren, PA.  Bob was the son of Walter and Ethel Goodwill Peterson.  He was a Warren area resident most of his life, and formerly of Garland, PA. and Washington, D.C.   Bob was a 1960 graduate of Youngsville High School and earned his Associates Degree in design engineering from a drafting school in Washington, D.C. He was employed for 35+ years as a design engineer with Osram Sylvania. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren American Legion Post 135.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker.  He is remembered by his family as a man of great sense of humor, who was the best “Papa” in the whole world. His daughter, was the apple of his eye.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Bob is survived by his daughter, Marcy M. Anderson and husband, Jay, his grandchildren – Cara and Carter Anderson all of Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Larry Peterson and wife, Laura of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Peterson and wife, Sandra of Augusta, GA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marlene LeTrent Peterson whom he married September 26, 1964 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., who died July 4, 2015, an infant daughter, Amy Peterson.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bob’s life on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Warren American Legion Post 135, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 2:00 P.M. conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Please come in casual wear clothing.  Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.  Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Brent McKown Kids Learn to Fish Program,  %Derek McKown, 6101 Yankee Bush Road, Warren, PA., 16365.

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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.