Zane William Peterson Sr.

Mr. Peterson

Mr. Zane William Peterson Sr., age 80, of Gloversville, passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 31, 2019, with his loving family at his side at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

He was born August 29, 1939, in Dunkirk, the son of the late William and Pearl Shellgren Peterson. He was a school teacher for 47 years, teaching at Gloversville Enlarged School District for 41 years and HFM BOCES for six years. Zane was an avid reader, gardener and enjoyed watching their horses race at Saratoga Harness Track.

Zane had a love for teaching and influencing many young lives. He was proud of changing their lives for the better and ultimately helping them grow. He enjoyed hearing from former students, who always seemed to have a story to tell about Mr. Peterson.

Zane is survived by Diane Johnson Peterson; their two sons, Zane Jr. and spouse Mary Peterson, Chad Peterson; a granddaughter, Brooke Peterson; his sister, Karen and spouse John Schleiffer.

He was predeceased by both of his parents William and Pearl Peterson.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, where a funeral service will follow at 6 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the Peterson family at www.brbsfuneral.com.