Robert “Gene” Peterson

HOMEWORTH–Robert “Gene” Peterson, 92, of Homeworth passed away at Copeland Oaks on Saturday surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 3, 1926 in Love Station, Tenn., to the late William and Mary Edith (Cash) Peterson.

He worked as a maintenance man at American Standard and also was a farmer. He was an active military member from 1944 to 1986 serving in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and retired from the Pennyslvania Air National Guard.

Gene is survived by his wife Emmabelle (Shane) Peterson; a sister, Irene Shields; and sisters-in-law Bonnie Irwin and Betty Peterson.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Gruber, Pastor Jack Ruble and Pastor Freddie Rodriguez officiating. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon the hour prior to the service. A Masonic Service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Gene’s honor to Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State St. Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends may view the obituary and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.