Robert Eugene Peters, Sr. (Bob), 85, went home to be with his Lord peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 19, 2017.
He was preceded in death by Ruth Peters who was the love of his life, and his grandsons Philip Hudak and Andrew Peters. He is survived by his four children Carol Hudak, (Vic), Robert Peters, (Teri), David Peters, (Tammy), Linda Ruggles, (Dean) along with 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Bob was a devoted husband of 62 years, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and anything that included family and friends. His smile would brighten a room and his corny jokes would always bring a smile. He will be sorely missed by all.
Bob served his country in the Korean War as a Corpsman in the United States Navy. He continued serving his local community as a decorated Cuyahoga Falls Police Officer and the "favorite study hall monitor ever" at Cuyahoga Falls High School. In retirement, after chasing bad guys for 30 years and locking them up in prison, he became an active member in the Kairos Prison Ministry bringing the light, love, and friendship of Jesus Christ to those in need of a Savior behind bars.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 4-7 pm, at the Anthony Funeral Home MCGOWAN-REID & SANTOS CHAPEL, 247 Stow Ave. (at Third St., one block north of Portage Trail in) Cuyahoga Falls. A funeral will take place on Thursday, 12:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls 245 Portage Trail, where the family will again receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will immediately follow at Chestnut Hill Memorial Gardens in Cuyahoga Falls. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cuyahoga Falls Cancer Club in honor of Ruth Peters P.O. Box 3244 Cuyahoga Falls OH 44223. (Anthony Funeral Homes, McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel, 330.928.1313, anthonyfh.com)