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Donald James Peters (1919 - 1977)

Donald James (Don) Peters
Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1930s - 2010s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died at age 58 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Oct 2009
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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.[1]

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.


  1. David J. Peters personal recognition of events.

Find A Grave: Memorial #168235404

  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Donald Peters, May 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Donald J Peters, enlisted 10 Jun 1941, Detroit, Michigan, 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.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 November 2017), Donald J Peters in household of Marcelle E Peters, Detroit Ward 11, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing ED 330, sheet 11A, line 46, family 245, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 810; FHL microfilm 1,820,810.

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