Donald Kenneth PETERS A veteran, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and most of all a man of great strength and unwavering love. Don was born January 9, 1922 and was a graduate of West Seattle High School. Don passed away peacefully on January 11, 2010 after living a life of adventure that took him from the sky's over Europe as a B-17 pilot completing an amazing 41 missions during WWII to chief pilot for Hughes Airwest in the 1970's and retirement as a Captain with Republic Airlines in 1982. Along the way he lived the American dream starting several successful businesses like Airway Oil in 1955 and Peters Chem-Dry in the late '80's. Don and his wife Eleanor traveled the world together enjoying 65 years of marriage. May they now celebrate their lives together in peace. Don is survived by his four children, Donna Peters, Stephen and Kathy Peters, Christine and Christopher Popich, Tom and Sue Peters, seven grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and his brother Jim Peters. A service will be held this Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bonney-Watson Funeral Home at Washington Memorial Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association or other charitable organization of choice. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at www.bonneywatson.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on January 15, 2010