Thomas Shanley Peterson, retired USAF, MSGT, 80, died at his Lake Gaston home on Monday, April 25, 2022. He was a native of Monmouth, Illinois, and formerly of Glen Burnie, Maryland, born to the late Emmet Ray and Martha Richardson Peterson. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Peterson; his brother, Michael Peterson; and a sister, Jan Peterson.
Mr. Peterson was a retired Master Sgt. for the US Air Force and was later a Government Contractor for Lockheed Martin and other companies. He loved photography, music, sports, travel and most importantly spending time with his family. He was formerly a member of Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville, MD, and most recently a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Warrenton, NC.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 Second Avenue, SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, where a Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD, where Mr. Peterson will receive Military Honors.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Suzanne Perron Peterson; his children, Anne Marie Butler and Robert John Peterson and wife, Kimberly; his sister, Marsha Peterson; his grandchildren, Jordan and Megan Butler; his niece, Karin Peterson Kelly; his nephew, Eric Peterson; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
The family asks that memorials be directed to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631.