Donald Wilson Peters Sr.

Apr 25 1930
May 13 2022
92 Years
Formerly of Parkesburg


Donald Wilson Peters

SUNRISE: April 25, 1930   •   SUNSET: May 13, 2022


Donald Wilson Peters Sr., age 92, formerly of Parkesburg, PA was born April 25, 1930, to the late Ethel V. and Oliver W. Peters. After a lengthy illness on Friday, May 13, 2022, he earned his wings and transitioned into a renewed life. He was fondly known as Donnie or Pete to his family and many friends. He was a very reserved caring individual with a kind heart. He enjoyed many things in life, such as sports, hunting, and fishing.

He grew up in the Parkesburg area. He graduated from Scott High School in Coatesville, PA and was very proud for holding the high school record for the longest javelin throwing for many years. While employed at Allegheny Steel Company Donnie became Foreman and the first Westwood Foreman to begin training at the Breckenridge Works after his retirement from Allegheny Steel Company. He cared for his ailing father for many years and shortly after his Father’s death, Donnie moved to Albuquerque NM where he resided for approximately 30 years until his passing. Though he will truly be missed by family and friends he left a life-long legacy for us all to remember him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oliver W. and Ethel V. two sons Donald Jr. and Dennell Peters. Two sisters Barbara Culclasure and Olive Miller

Surviving to cherish his memory are his eight children, Tambra Peters of Parkesburg, PA; Delonn (Robert) Jennings of Christana PA; Brett Peters of Lancaster, PA; Kevin Ewing of Honeybrook, PA, Howard Ewing of Parkesburg, PA. Jeffery, Mark, and Stephen Peters of Albuquerque NM; Forty-one grandchildren, Ninety-two great-grandchildren, Fifteen great- great-grandchildren.

Two siblings Brenda Gagliardi of Wilmington DE; George Miller of Matthew, North Carolina, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, followed by interment at Mt. Zion AME Cemetery of Atglen.  A viewing will be held from 9:30 until the start of the service.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. 

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Acknowledgement of Thanks

The family expresses their sincere thanks and appreciation for all the many acts of kindness that has been shown to each and every one of us. Thank you for the many calls, texts, cards, and especially your prayers. Thanks to all who have come out to pay their respects.

The Peters Family.


God's Promise

God did not promise days without pain,

Laughter without sorrow or sun without rain.

But God did promise strength for the day,

Comfort for the tears and a light for the way.

And for all who believe in His kingdom above,

He answers their faith with everlasting love. 

Service Date: 
Jun 1 2022 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365


We send heart felt condolences to the family of Donnie Peters.  As a child I remember his home in Parkesburg with the beautiful, winding veranda, .  I loved that porch.Our cousin Fern lived there while they were married.  It was a beautiful home. Donnie was always around tinkering with things.  I went to school with Jeff, Mark, and Steve as well.  Jeff and Mark always built things for y dad, Mugs, at our house on the hill.  You taught your sons well- they were jacks of all trades and could do, build, and fix anything.  Our home and property is proof. Thank you for that!  God bless the Peters family!!!

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