Roy V. Petersen
Roy V. Petersen
  • August 16, 1926 - February 15, 2017
  • East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

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Roy V. Petersen, 90, of East Stroudsburg, passed away due to complications from a fall, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Margaret (Tesnakis) Petersen for 68 years with whom he wed August 6, 1948.
Born August 18, 1926, he was the son of the late Valentine and Katinka (Swenkesen) Petersen, of Norway.
Roy dropped out of school to join the Navy in 1942, at age 16. Shortly after his service in the Navy, he earned his GED and attended a trade school and worked at Petersen Tool and Die Works, located in Staten Island, NY. In his early years, Roy was a league bowler reaching the highest score of 298. In his later years, he became an avid golfer. The highlight of his life was obtaining a hole-in-one. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Roy was a smart, stubborn individual who will be sincerely missed.
Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his wife Margaret, include his son: Glen Petersen, of NJ; his daughters: Laurie Petersen, of WI, and Lynn Petersen, of NJ; his sisters: Doris Williams, of NC, and Marjorie Sweet, of NJ; his brother: Russell Petersen, of FL; and his beloved grandchildren: Jillian, Reanna, Nicholas, Courtney, Whitney, Lisa, and Glenn.
In addition to his parents, Roy had been preceded in death by his siblings: Mona, Franklin, and Bruce.
Friends and family are welcome to gather to commemorate Roy's life at 4pm on Wednesday , February 22,2017 at The Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Funeral services will begin at 5pm with Pastor Edmund Freeborn officiating. Cremation had been held privately.

The family would like to ask of any friends and family who are unable to attend the services, please share your memories and stories of Roy for us to share at the service. You may do so by emailing Glen Petersen at
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project,, 855.448.3997, Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Online condolences may be made via