William Peters Sr.

Memorial Service

Norman Dean Home for Services
16 Righter Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States
(973) 627-1880

Graveside Service

Denville Cemetery
Savage Road
Denville, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of William R. Peters Sr.


William R. Peters Sr. “Botch” passed away after a long illness at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna, NJ on September 9, 2020, at the age of 79.


Born in Dover, NJ he grew up in Lafayette and Rockaway Neck before a long term residence in Mt. Tabor, NJ before moving to Succasunna, NJ.


William proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.  He works as a groundskeeper for The Knoll Country Club in Parsippany as well as the Mt. Tabor Country Club for over 25 years before retiring in 1990. He followed in his father’s footsteps by volunteering with the Rockaway Neck Fire Department. As the handyman he was, when he wasn’t tinkering with something, he enjoyed deer hunting and playing golf and spending quality time with his yellow lab “Budd”.


William was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Deanna Baker in 2013, and by his son William Peters Jr. “Billy” in 2019.


He is survived by his loving daughter Christine and her husband James Philhower of Indianapolis, IN as well as by his doting grandson Paul Philhower also of Indianapolis, IN.

An he is also survived by his extended family.


***Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases, all services have been postponed***

A Memorial Service will announced at a later date and will be held at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Avenue Denville, NJ 07834. Burial will follow at Denville Cemetery, Denville. Memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Rockaway Neck Fire Department. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Botch here for his family to cherish.

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