Norman W. Peters, age 74, of Canadohta Lake, died on Friday, May 21, 2010 at Saint Vincent Health Center after a short illness. Born in Erie on September 7, 1935, he was the son of the late Orla and Mary Haapa Peters.

Norman served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and after returning home, went to work for GTE where he was employed until his retirement 35 years later. He was a member of the Titusville Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a literacy advocate serving with the Crawford County Adult reading program. For many years, he was a Little League coach, was president of the Mill Village Little League, and was a Cub Scout leader. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing modified pitch softball as a pitcher for local teams, and fishing, golfing, and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann Mulvin Peters. Survivors in his family include four children: Karen Chaffee and her husband Dale of Wattsburg, Mark Peters and his wife Danette of Spring Grove, PA, Michael Peters and his wife Denise of Conneaut Lake, and Norm Peters Jr. (Skip) and his wife Melissa of Centerville; also, 8 grandchildren: Steven, Rose Marie, Hunter, Tommy, Levi, Katrina, Sean, and Emily; and his loving companion, Elaine Jordan.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford, 105 Walnut Street, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend funeral services there on Tuesday morning at 11:00am. Reverend Betty Hollabaugh, pastor of Mill Village United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mill Village Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Disabled Vets, or the Mill Village United Methodist Church.