Robert Charles Petersen
Robert Charles Petersen
  • October 13, 1934 - December 2, 2017
  • Florida

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The family is welcoming friends for visitation at Baldwin Fairchild Goldenrod Chapel on December 6, 2017 from 10am to 11am, Funeral Service from 11am to 11:30am and Burial to follow at Florida National Cemetery.

Robert Charles Petersen, 83, U.S. Navy retired, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Robert was born on October 13, 1934 and grew up in Utica, New York. He joined the Navy in 1956 and was an electrician's mate and CPO 2nd Class and served on various ships, mostly minesweepers. He married his wife, Doris, on March 3, 1962. Since retiring from the Navy, he was a long-time resident of Florida for over 45 years with his wife and family. He was accomplished at needlepoint and produced many beautiful works of art over the past 30 years. Robert was well known for his sense of humor, love of good food and cooking, and his prowess with numbers. He was also a caring grandpa to his granddaughter, Erica. He is survived by his wife, Doris A. Petersen of Orlando, FL; his brother James Petersen of St. Petersburg, FL; and his son Eric L. Petersen, daughter-in-law Cheryl Petersen, and granddaughter Erica D. Petersen of College Station, TX.