Obituary of Edward Peterson
Edward Peterson, age 79, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Palm Harbor, Florida on January 31, 2022.
He was born in Racine on February 14, 1942, to Herman and Margaret (Jurewicz) Peterson. He attended St. Rose Grade School and graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1960.
His passion for music led him to study at schools and conservatories in Milwaukee and Chicago. He was a gifted and accomplished musician (piano and organ) and had a long career as an organist and choir director at churches in Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
In retirement, his passion for music never abated. He continued to practice 2-3 hours a day, gave piano and organ lessons to a select group of students, and was heavily involved with the American Guild of Organists and Greater Pinellas Music Teachers Association.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Gloria Marsh Peterson in 2007, sister and brother in law Dorothy and Mickey Lossin as well his close friend David in Puerto Rico whom he felt was the son he never had. He is survived by his brother Dan (Donna) Peterson, and their children Eric (Jenny) Peterson, Christian (Bonnie) Peterson, and Angie Peterson, his brother Tony (Gloria) Peterson and his children Lonnie (Blanca) Peterson and Jeana (Bob) Rendek as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
David C. Gross Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
A memorial is being held on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Largo, FL.
In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy donations to the American Guild of Organists are appreciated."