Edward Lee PetermanDecember 19, 1946
Edward “Pete” Peterman, 70, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida. He was born in 1946 in Abington, Pennsylvania to Edward Louis and Dormilee (Mann) Peterman. Pete grew up in Graham, North Carolina. He graduated from Graham High School in 1965. After high school, Pete joined the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served for 9 years. He served in Vietnam War and was the recipient of Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Navy Accommodation Ribbon. He was discharged in 1974, achieving the rank of Aviation Fire Control Technician Petty Officer First Class.
He attended college at Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology in 1977.
In 1979, Pete and his family moved to Rockledge, Florida where he began working in the space industry for RCA as a computer programmer. He was part of the space shuttle program working with the chase planes and tracking program. He worked 29 years in the field before retiring.
Pete married Patricia Phillips in 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland. They were happily married for 47 years. He enjoyed gardening, sailing, model trains and walking our dog Turner.
Pete was preceded in death by his father Edward Louis Peterman, mother Dormilee Mann Merritt, sisters Laura Jane Barrett and Linda Sue Feaster. Pete is survived by his spouse Patricia Peterman of Rockledge, Florida; his daughter Deborah (Christopher) Collinge of Orlando, Florida; his son Philip (Jillian) Peterman of Lawrenceville, Georgia; his brother Gerald (Janice) Peterman of Graham, North Carolina; sister Pamela Gail Boggs of Graham, North Carolina; his grandchildren Alex, Ashley, Mason and Taylor and his nephews Chris, Danny and Jeremy.
A memorial service will be held at King Street Baptist Church, 1040 West King Street, Cocoa, FL 32922 at 2:00pm Saturday 11/25. A visitation will be held at the church at 12:30pm on Saturday 11/25. Burial will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at King Street Baptist Church following the gravesite service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to King Street Baptist Church. Condolences may be left on Edward Peterman online guest book at https://secure.funeralwebhosting.net/bkw/notices/Edward-Peterman