Mass of Christian Burial for Carroll Eugene “Gene” Peters, 77, of Russell and formerly of Lincoln Street, Canton will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 11:00am at the St. Mary’s Church in Canton with Rev. Douglas Lucia, celebrating. Gene died on Saturday, December 24, 2011 while under the care of family and St. Lawrence Valley Hospice.
Friends may call at the O’Leary Funeral Home, 5821 US Highway 11, Canton, on Tuesday, December 27th from 2 - 4 and 7- 9p.m.
Gene was born May 9, 1934 in Springfield, Ohio. He was the son of the late Owen & Agnes (Carroll) Peters. He was a barrier breaker from his beginnings. He graduated early from Dayton University with an Electrical Engineering degree. After making numerous strides for the Air Force in metal stress testing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, he was sought out by Corning, Inc. His trusted business acumen earned him the Senior Associate and he was part of the Hubble Space Program. He held patents and worked over 50 years in various commercial, space, and defense projects. He was most proud of how many different people he worked with in these projects and the friends he had made. His hobbies included wood working and following the space programs.
Gene is survived by his wife Linda (RAYMO) Peters of Russell, NY. He is also survived by children, Michael Peters of Fairport, John and Jennifer Peters of Victor, Michelle Peters and Dennis Snye of Albany, Linda Santamoor of Rochester, Carol and Philip Barranco of Mt. Morris, Susan and Elias Gaurin of Herman, Brenda Peters and Christopher Barnes of Monterey, CA, Steven Hill of Canton, Amanda and Donald Bauer of Rutland, VT, Kathryn and Andrew Davis of Canton and Robert and Milagro Peters of Canton, NY; Grandchildren: Sarah Peters of Albany, Joseph Brabaw of AZ, Elias Gaurin III of Canton, NY, Cassandra Demeter of Raleigh, NC, Christopher Hill of North Hollywood, C, Chelsea Hill of Rutland, VT Hunter Gaurin of Hermon, Nathaniel Adams of Rutland, VT, Nicholas Bauer of Rutland, VT, Matthew and Madison Peters of Victor, Mariah and Joshua Barranco of Mt. Morris, Samantha Peters of Monterey, CA, Logan Hill of Canton, NY, Elizabeth and Grace Davis of Canton, NY, and Owen Peters of Canton, NY. Gene is also survived by ten great-grandchildren and by a brother Alan and Sharon Peters of Urbana, Ohio.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Hayden Michael Gaurin; brother, Paul Peters; and his mother and father in-law Frank and Lee Raymo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice and palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.