Lt. Colonel James A. (Jim) Peterman, US Army, Retired passed away July 5, 2019 at Wuesthoff Hospice Care in Rockledge, Florida, at the age of 91. Jim was born May 17, 1928 in Milford, Delaware. He was preceded in death, by his parents, Albert and Catherine: siblings, John and Alberta
Jim attended high school and college at St Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, MD. Following several years of Parrish Ministries, Jim volunteered for active duty as a chaplain in the United States Army. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel in 6 years. He also became a Green Beret. For exceptional Meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties in the 101st Airborne at Camp Eagle he was awarded the Legion of Merit. Other decorations include Two Army Commendation Medals, the Air Medal and a Bronze star.
After living in West Palm Beach for twenty five Years, the Peterman’s moved to the new town of Viera. That was in the spring of 1995.Jim became very active in the Retired Military Community. He volunteered to serve an Interdenominational Congregation at the Indian River Colony Club. Jim enjoyed watching sports on TV and was an avid fan of the Phillies. He will be deeply missed by friends and family
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Maureen, brothers, William and Rev. Thomas Peterman; his sisters, Norma and Catherine.
Memorial Funeral Services with full military honors will be held at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, 5550 Faith Drive, Rockledge, FL at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 14, 2019 with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Burial will take place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on July 16th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home and Crematory , Viera, FL in charge of arrangements.
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