John M Peterson

September 26, 1936October 17, 2013

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, John M. Peterson went to his eternal rest. John was an Auxiliary Police Officer from 1977-1983 for JSO. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid horticulturist. John had several different employment experiences such as supervisor for Pic-N-Save, the Little Champ Food Stores, Fact-O-Bake Auto Paint and Body, and the Head Grounds Keeper for the Plantation at Sawgrass. John was married to Diane Moody for 58 years, who passed away in June of this year. John and Diane had three children, Victor who died in 1975, Deborah Jeanne and Cherie Jennine. John is survived by his daughters, 2 grandsons and 5 great grandchildren, his brother, Kenneth and sister, Rebecca Hudson. Memorial Services will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave., Tuesday, October 22, at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Research Fund. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


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Carol Robertson

October 22, 2013

Deborah & family, I'm so sorry about your Dad. I graduated with Johnny and Diane at Landon High School many years ago. Diane and I were in the Landon Band together, she as a majorette and I played a clarinet. Johnny was a hard working man and always did what he could for his family. May God be with them both. They will be missed by others. My thoughts and prayers are with you.... Carol Dana Robertson

October 21, 2013

Deborah and Family
Just to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will miss John, he was a wonderful man. Now he and your Mom are back together again.
Your Friends at Mann-Pellicer, Judy and Dahte

Ken and Cindy Sohacki

October 21, 2013

It's never easy losing a loved one and the loss of both parents in such a short time is truly devastating. Remember the good times and the smiles will come again. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Merritt & Leah Bird

October 21, 2013

Johnny was one of the original "group" of friends as we grew up. I have many great memories of our days together growing up in the neighborhood and in Church. He could always make us laugh.
Our love and prayers go out to his children, Ken, Sharen, and all his family. He will be missed.

October 20, 2013

I knew john back in the early 60's when he was my store manager at setzers' food store. He was a good guy and my first job as bag boy.
Ken voelker