Norman J. Peters

GOWANDA – Norman J. Peters, age 58, of Buffalo Street, Gowanda passed away unexpectedly Monday (Dec. 30, 2013) at home.

Born June 10, 1955 in Gowanda, the son of Ralph and June (Ketterl) Peters.

Mr. Peters was a retired 28-year employee of the Gowanda Central School District, where he had been Transportation Supervisor for the bus garage.

At the time of his death, he was the sitting judge for the town of Collins. He had served as town justice for the past 28 years and was a member of the New York State Magistrate Association.

Mr. Peters had been a member of the Sons of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5007, a past member of the Gowanda Ambulance Service Board and an Exempt member of the Gowanda Fire Department.

Survivors include his mother, June Peters and a brother, Ralph Jr., both of Gowanda. Norman was preceded in death by his father Ralph, who died Nov. 23,1999; and a sister, Diane Oatman, who died Jan. 30, 2009.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St. Gowanda (716)-532-4200 THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Joseph Porpiglia, celebrant. Interment in the McKean Memorial Park Cemetery in Bradford Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Dept. (earmarked “Rescue”), Aldrich Street, Gowanda, NY 14070.