Resident Spotlight: Eric Peterson
I was born in Paris, France. My father was there to help install some new additions for his company and my mother was in Paris to enjoy her vacation from Denmark. My mother was a masseuse. I spent my early years in Worcester, Massachusetts. I went on to get my diploma in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I became employed by the Energizer Company, a division of Union Carbide. The Korean War required me to work for Uncle Sam for two years.
I contracted a bad case of cancer in my vocal cords when I reached 59 years of age and was forced to retire. This turned out to be a very difficult problem, as I had a very powerful singing baritone voice and was singing locally in the Cleveland area doing light opera. But life went on. Fortunately, the Lord gave me good hopes and I took up art and wood carving. I still enjoy hobbies even though I am approaching 88. I hope the Lord will continue to hear my prayers.
My wife, June, and I had four wonderful boys. They also provided us with 10 grandchildren which brought us 8 great grandchildren! June and I loved to travel. Anywhere from the US to Europe, Hawaii and Central America. We also had two other homes besides our Ohio home. One in Sanibel, Florida and one in Chautauqua, New York. My wife is in heaven now and I am looking forward to becoming a regular member of The Normandy and learning all of your names!