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Gary J Peterson

November 29, 1935 January 16, 2018
Gary  J Peterson
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Obituary for Gary J Peterson

Gary J. Peterson, 82, passed away at South Peninsula Hospital on January 16, 2018.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Anchor Point Cemetery. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife as was his wish.

He was born in San Francisco on Nov. 29, 1935. He enjoyed hiking the hills of San Francisco as a teen. He joined the Marines in the 1950s and was stationed in Japan where he used his artistic abilities to draw maps for the military. Gary met his wife Tsuyako (Suzi) in Okinawa in the 1960s, they married and returned to California.

Gary worked at Lockheed for a few years and then decided to move to Alaska. Gary and his wife Suzi moved to Homer in 1970 where he worked as an alcohol counselor. In his spare time, he enjoyed painting scenes of the Kenai Peninsula.

He was preceded in death by his wife Suzi, his twin brother, and his parents.

He is survived by his sister Mary Montini of San Francisco, and stepdaughter Akie Hosoda of Osaka, Japan.

Arrangements made by Homer Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Please sign or visit his online guestbook at

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10:00 AM 1/30/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

238 Jenny Way
Homer, Alaska 99603

Burial Will Follow at The Anchor Point Cemetery

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
238 Jenny Way Homer 99603 Alaska
United States

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