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Donald was born January 25, 1919. He was the 4th child and the 2nd son to Marcelle E. Pitre and Cora Lepire. Donald James Peters joined the Army Air Corps just before WWII started. He obtained the rank of Staff Sargent (E-6) and fought in the Campaign of New Guinea, which ultimately had Don released from a Kentucky Army Hospital in 1945. He returned home to Detroit and lived with his mother and father. It was during this time that he met Margaret Muscarrela while he was shopping in the downtown Hudson's department store. She was 21 and working in the cosmetic department of Hudson's. After a brief courtship they married in August 1954. They lived with his folks and soon after they had their first child (David James Peters) they bought a house in St. Clair Shores, MI. Don worked may different jobs to make ends meet, as did Marge. They had two more children (Diane (Smith) and Cindy (Bates) Peters. Don was working as a swing man for Wison's Milk Company when he finally got hired in at the US Postal Service. Later Marge also started to work for the Post office. Don loved to fish, bowl, go dancing with his wife, and later golf. He passed away in May 1977, at the age of 58 and is buried at White Chapel Cemetery.
Donald James Peters. Given Name: Donald James. Surname: Peters. Nickname: Don.
Died Cause: Suicide. 13 MAY 1977. St. Clair Shores.
Buried 16 MAY 1977. White Chapel Cemetery, Auburn Hills, MI. File Format: jpg. 2016-01-09 15.01.51. 9 JAN 2016. PHOTO Scrapbook: Y.
Find A Grave: Memorial #168235404
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