OCEAN PINES — Thomas Steven Peterson, 63, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at his home in Ocean Pines. Born in Baltimore, he is the son of Jacob E. Peterson and Nancy Snyder Peterson of Queenstown, Md. He is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy Ellen Berkebile Peterson and daughters, Samantha Jane Peterson of Baltimore, Laura Minakowski and her husband, Adam, of Baltimore, and Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Knerr and her husband, Ron, of Ocean Pines. Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Owen Andrew Knerr, Julia Cameron Knerr and Carsen Thomas Knerr, and a sister, Susan Riley of Severn, Md.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Ellen Peterson.
Mr. Peterson was a self-employed entrepreneur. He was a graduate of Millersville University in Millersville, Pa., and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, Oct. 11, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. The Revs. Joseph Cocucci and Anthony Pileggi officiated. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Thomas S. Peterson Memorial Fund, c/o Calvin B. Taylor Bank, P.O. Box 5, Berlin, Md. 21811.