Lawrence Peterson

Lawrence V. "Larry" Peterson


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Lawrence V. "Larry" Peterson

Olean, NY     Lawrence V. "Larry" Peterson, 75, of 315 1/2 N. 12t St. passed away Thursday (February 7, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital.

Born February 10, 1943 in Olean, NY he was the son of Carl A. and Bertha Swanson Peterson.

Larry was a 1961 graduate of Olean High School and was a lifelong resident of Olean.  He was a proud member of the Allegany American Legion and he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1965.

He had been employed at the former Line Material, later Cooper Industries, retiring after 38 years of employment.

Larry enjoyed watching his family compete in dirt track racing with the Peterson Racing team.  He also enjoyed the hobby of assembling model cars.

Surviving are a daughter Tammy (Jerry) Elliott of Portville; 2 grandsons Patrick and Payton; 1 brother James (Beverly) Peterson of Olean and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and 4 brothers Richard Peterson, Charles Peterson, Thomas Peterson and Robert Peterson.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 5-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  Visitation will continue on Monday (February 11, 2019) from 10-11am at which time a funeral service will be held.  Rev. Gerald Slack will officiate.  Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American  Legion Ritual Team.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Allegany American Legion, 4350 NY-417, Allegany, NY 14706.