Gerald enlisted in the army on January 29, 1945 at Buffalo, New York, to serve in World War II.H He later served in the National Guard in New York.
from The Buffalo News, Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Gerald J. Peete, 80, who worked for 40 years as a die setter for Greif Brothers Corp. in Niagara Falls, died Monday in St. Mary's Manor.
He was born in Tupper Lake and moved to Niagara Falls at the age of 2, living here since then and attending local schools.
Peete served in the Army during World War II and rose to the rank of master sergeant.
He was a member of LaSalle Post 1142, American Legion, in Niagara Falls and the Forty & 8.
Peete retired 17 years ago from Greif Brothers.
His wife, Olive O'Brien Peete, died in 1996.
Survivors include three sons, Gerald W. of Grand Island, Ronald J. of Folkston, Ga., and Frederick T. of Largo, Fla.; two daughters, Sue Ann Socko of Grand Island and Denise M. Sicoli of Lewiston; three brothers, Robert of Sanborn, Raymond of Cambria and Richard of Silver Lake; four sisters, Veronica Brown and Elizabeth Landers, both of Lewiston, Shirley Hiddie of Youngstown and Mary Jacoby of California; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lane Funeral Home, Inc., 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.
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