Joseph F. "Papa Joe" Peters, age 63 of Middlefield Township, Ohio died Monday morning, January 23, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on August 7, 1948 in Bedford, Ohio, son of Joseph and Catherine (Herman) Peters. Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran 1965-1966. He was a baker at Giant Eagle in Garfield Hts., and retired in 2001. He married Michele Meyers on August 29, 1970 and lived in this area 26 years. A member of St. Lucy Catholic Church in Middlefield; his hobbies included hunting, traveling in the motor home, riding his motorcycle, fishing, and enjoyed working on his property.
He will be missed dearly by his friends and loving family; his wife Michele of 41 years; three daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Zelle of Newton Falls, Catherine "Kitty" (Jerry) Rose of Huntsburg, and Paula (Denny) Callison of Middlefield; his sister Barbara (William) Catalano of Bedford; 8 grandchildren; and one grandson. He is preceded in death by his parents.
The Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 27, 2012 at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 16280 Kinsman Rd. (Rt. 87), Middlefield. Visitation is Thursday, 5:00-9:00 PM at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St. (Rt. 87), Middlefield. Burial will be at Huntsburg Cemetery. Rev. John Burkley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local American Cancer Society.