Cumberland Times-News


September 2, 2012

ROY J. PETERMAN [Mountain Lake Park]

MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK — Roy J. Peterman, 89, of Mountain Lake Park, very peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 surrounded by his loving wife and children at his home.  

Born on May 6, 1923 in Newport, Pa., he was the son of the late Abram F. and Daisy L. (Murphy) Peterman.  

Roy was a deacon at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, a member of the Deer Park VFW Post 10077 and the American Legion Proctor Kildow Post 71 in Oakland. Roy loved to play and sing gospel, country and western music with his current band being Hammers and Strings. Roy served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II with the 32nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Matisa Equipment out of France, and retired from Allegheny Mining.  

He is survived by his wife, Jean (Stonebreaker) Peterman; five daughters, Jeanne Mae Liller and husband Russell of Oakland, Pamela Robertson and husband Craig of Kansas, Debbie Glotfelty and husband Mike of Oakland, Theresa Ringer and husband Don of West Virginia, and Sonja Murphy and husband Terry of Oakland; two sons, Gary Peterman and wife Joyce of California and Keith Peterman and wife Trish of Pennsylvania; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four sisters, Hazel and Pat of Pennsylvania and Florence and Betty Jane of Florida; and one brother, Jim of Pennsylvania.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest son, Roy J. “Pete” Peterman Jr.; a sister, Kathleen; a brother, Leo; and a great-grandson, Joey.  

Friends will be received at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  

A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell Liller and the Rev. Jay Allison officiating.  

Interment will follow in Garrett County Memorial Gardens with military honors.  

Roy was much loved and a great influence on everyone he met. We will always remember our Dad by reciting this scripture: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course and I kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)  

Donations may be made to New Beginnings Fellowship Church, PO Box 44, Oakland, MD 21550 or Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.

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