Eric Leonard Peterson, 92, of Rocky River, Ohio, formerly of North Olmsted, Ohio, passed away while residing at Danbury Senior Living in North Ridgeville, Ohio, on February 20, 2022. He was born January 8, 1930 to parents Claus and Ingeborg (nee Pedersen) in Paris, France.
Eric was a Korean War veteran in the US Army. He Graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and went on to work for Eveready Battery Division of Union Carbide, and Energizer Division of Ralston Purina. He was a well known local baritone soloist, and a 50-year member of Bay Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and choir member. Eric enjoyed painting, woodcarving, gardening, and traveling.
He is survived by his loving children Christian (Jan of Duluth, Minnesota), Allen (Barb of Bellville, Ohio), Kurt (Lisa Wang of Redmond, Washington), and John (Mary of Hudson, Ohio); 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his beloved parents; brother Paul; and cherished wife of 61 years June (nee Forsberg).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made online at this link, or sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
A memorial service will be held at Bay Presbyterian Church 25415 Lake Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140 on March 12, 2022 at 11:00am.