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George "Jim" J. Peterson

March 4, 1940 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 77)

George J. "Jim" Peterson, 77, of New Kensington, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born March 4, 1940, in Pittsburgh, son of the late George and Blanche (Burton) Peterson. He was the husband of Lois J. (DiFonzo) Peterson, for 47 years, of New Kensington. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Dodson and Marilyn Lukehart. Jim worked for more than 30 years making countertops. He enjoyed all Pittsburgh sports, especially the Steelers. Also he made custom tables, enjoyed golf, reading, walking his dog and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Lois J. (DiFonzo) Peterson, of 47 years, of New Kensington; two sons, Carl (Dawn) Siwak, of Lower Burrell, and Michael (Missy) Peterson, of New Kensington; a daughter, Carolyn Siwak-Rogers, of Brackenridge; four granddaughters, Anastasia "Asia" Rogers, Brittany Rogers, Anna Rose Siwak and Abigail Siwak; and a great-granddaughter, Melody Bertsch, his dog, Velvet 2, and many nieces and nephews. All services and burial were private in the care of GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. Donations in Jim's name may be made to the family or St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave an online condolence, visit

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