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Gerald Joseph (Peets) Peete (1921 - 2001)

Gerald Joseph Peete formerly Peets
Born in Tupper Lake, Niagara County, New York, USAmap
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Died at age 80 in New York, USAmap [uncertain]
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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.


  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2016), Gerald Peate, Ward 13, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls City, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 32-112, sheet 9B, family 179, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2698.
  • "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2016), Gerald J Peete, enlisted 29 Jan 1945, Buffalo, New York, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  • "New York Records of the State National Guard, 1906-1954," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2016), Gerald Joseph Peete, 23 Sep 1948; citing Military Service, Niagara Falls, , New York, United States, New York State Archives, Albany.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2016), Gerald J Peete, 21 May 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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