302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Charles P. Peters

Charles P. “Pete” Peters, died on April 19, 2021, at Wilmington (Del.) Hospital, following a short illness. He was 94.


He was born in Mays Landing, N.J., in 1926, and grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., where his father (E. James Peters) owned a Ford-Mercury dealership and his mother (Lillian Ford) operated several beauty salons. He graduated from St. Aloysius Academy in West Chester, Pa., and the Augustinian Academy on Staten Island, N.Y. He spent one year at the Good Counsel Novitiate in New Hamburg, N.Y., before serving in the U.S. Army Infantry in Europe.


He graduated from Villanova University in 1951, with a degree in mechanical engineering. During the Korean War, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring from the Marine Forces Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.


He worked for E.I. DuPont in Wilmington, Del., and Badger Engineering and the U.S. Department of Transportation in Cambridge, Mass. After retiring, he moved to Glassboro, N.J., and Wilmington, Del., where family members resided. He enjoyed camping, sailing, repair projects, and visits with siblings, friends, nieces, and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Edward, his sisters Ann (Vispo), Francesmary, Grace, Lillian (Codere), and Mary, and his nephew Skip Codere. He is survived by his sister Sally (Sister Mary Petrina), nine nieces and nephews, 18 great nieces and nephews, and 14 grand nieces and nephews.


“Uncle Pete” will truly be missed by all.



Funeral Services

A funeral Mass will be held for Charles Paul “Pete” Peters at 11 a.m., Friday, June 18,  2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, Del. Internment will follow at Laurel Memorial Cemetery in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.


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