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Services for John L. Petersen, 65, of New Port Richey, Fla., will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Amigone Funeral Home, 3645 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Petersen died Jan. 14 in New Port Richey after a short illness.

A native of New York City, Petersen lived in Buffalo for 62 years, moving to Florida in 1998.

He was a tool setter for General Motors Axle Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He also worked as a bus aide for Carrier Coach for three years.

He enjoyed bowling, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Josephine "Jo" Dentice; three daughters, Karen Ann Petersen of Cheektowaga, Joanne Whitman of Middleport and Diane Trujillo; a son, John Henry of West Seneca; two sisters, Patricia Kennedy of Sloan and Dorothy Hightower of Ajo, Ariz.; a brother, Leonard of Florida; and 19 grandchildren.


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