Peter Petersen IV
February 4, 1955 – August 11, 2019
Peter Petersen, IV, age 64, passed away August 11, 2019 in Mayfield Hts. Born February 4, 1955 in Cleveland, he was a lifelong fourth generation resident of Chester Twp. Pete was an airplane pilot and an airplane enthusiast, including being a member of the EAA. He was a gun enthusiast, and enjoyed acting and singing, being known for his roles in many local productions. Pete enjoyed working on projects around his home, including yard work, woodworking, and any other household needs and repairs. He also enjoyed sailing and working on and maintaining his own cars. One of Pete’s greatest joys was often speaking with his grandchildren, even though they lived quite a distance away. For the past 23 years, he was an employee with the Chester Township Road Department. Prior to Pete’s second career, he owned and operated Chester Lumber, where he succeeded his father and grandfather. Pete was very proud of the fact that Chester Lumber was once the oldest operating family owned business in Geauga Co. He is survived by his wife Carla (nee Novak); sons Dennis of the Los Angeles area, and Nick of Chester Twp.; grandchildren C.J., Liam, and Chloe Petersen, and Connor Pendergrass; and brother Eric (Jill) of Portland, OR. Pete is preceded in death by his parents Peter, III and Kathleen (nee Pate) Petersen. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. on Sunday 2-6 pm. Graveside Service 11:30 am, Monday, August 19, 2019 at Chester Twp. Cemetery. Please meet at the Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Pete’s name may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org
- Peter Petersen III, Father
- Kathleen (nee Pate) Petersen, Mother
- Carla (nee Novak) Petersen, Wife
- Dennis Petersen, Son
- Nick Petersen, Son
- C.J. Petersen, Grandson
- Liam Petersen, Grandson
- Chloe Petersen, Granddaughter
- Conner Pendergrass, Grandson
- Eric (Jill) Petersen, Brother
- Memorial contributions in Pete’s name may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org
- Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
- Graveside Service and Interment Monday, August 19, 2019
Peter Petersen IV
August 22, 2019
I had known Pete from 1960- through our class graduation from West Geauga in 1973.
As children we were in the same Sunday school classes through Junior High. His father (PeterIII) was instrumental in getting the unique support timbers used to build the Chesterland Community Church at Caves and Wilson Mills road.
Pete found his stride in doing musicals at WG high school , a talented singer and he loved acting.... he was very good at it.
I have more church activity stories from the 60’s, as Pete and his family were heavily involved in the church.
So sorry our generation is at the point where we are now leaving the earth,... hope we’ve made a better world along the way. My best wishes to the extended Peterson family.