Robert Charles PetersenSeptember 18, 1946 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 70)
Robert, or "Pete" as he was more commonly known, of Toledo, OH, age 70, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in New York City, NY on September 18, 1946 to Emil & Margaret (Kaven) Petersen.
He grew up in Wyckoff, NJ and graduated from Ramapo High School in 1964. He proudly served in the United States Air Force after graduation and he spent four years as a medic. He was honorably discharged, went to nursing school, and graduated from Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in 1974.
He worked in the Emergency Room at St. Vincent's Hospital with Life Flight for 3 ½ years as a flight nurse, being one of the “originals”, and he later worked in the Emergency Department at UTMC, where he retired in 2003. He enjoyed travelling and he was an avid reader, scuba diver, stamp collector, and audiophile. He was also a member of the American Legion. He was in poor health during his retirement, but remained active and social despite his limitations.
He was predeceased by his parents Emil and Margaret Petersen, and he is survived by his daughter Julie Petersen, his brother John (Pam) Petersen, his nieces Heather Post and Melissa (Bryan) Young, a great-niece, a great-nephew, and several aunts and cousins who reside in New Jersey.
Friends are invited to join the family at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH for visitation on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm, when a Rosary will be recited.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com