Walter George "Pete" Peterson
November 23, 1941 - July 24, 2017
US Canal Zone
Walter George Peterson Jr. was born in Panama on November 23,1941 to Walter George Sr. and Dorothy Irma (Eder) Peterson.
Affectionately known as "Skipper", he had a wonderful childhood growing up in the Panama Canal Zone with his family and friends, often recalling throughout his life the adventures he experienced there. He liked to tease his family with stories of how he got to school by swinging from vines. His close and extended family all worked for The Panama Canal and Walter enjoyed attending reunions and keeping up with that close group of people who lived and worked there. In 1989, Walter attended a Panama Canal reunion event in Tampa, Florida and it was remarkable to see people recognize him from his . . .