Roy Shiry Peterman

Chief Master Sergeant Roy Shiry Peterman, Ret., passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. He was 93.

Roy was born, Nov. 9, 1919, in Clearfield, to the late Irene (Ogden) and Thomas Roy Peterman. He served proudly in the United States Air Force for more than 30 years and at the time he had been the youngest person to achieve the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Roy served in tours during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict.

In his free time, Mr. Peterman enjoyed working on cars and building wood furniture.

He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge No. 7, Dover, as well as the Scottish Rite, Wilmington, where he achieved the 32nd degree.

Roy is survived by his wife of 69 years, Florence (Wilson) Peterman; four daughters, Terry Lee Peterman, of Franklinton, N.C., Ann Irene Silcox, of Willow Street, Pa., Rorie Sue Hastings, of Milford, and Sandy Jo Strusowski, of Smyrna; two sisters, Elsie Sylvis, of Williamsport, and Linda Hastings, of McKenery, Ill.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE. 19963.

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