The Rev. Dr. Robert Charles Peterson, 62, of Butler, Pa. passed away at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1950, in Meadville to the late Victor C. Peterson and Ruth (Mehring) Peterson.

The Rev. Dr. Peterson graduated from Meadville High School in 1968 and graduated from Grove City College in 1972. He received his master of divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 1975.

The Rev. Dr. Peterson began his pastoral ministry at the Clintonville and Scrubgrass United Presbyterian churches in 1975. In 1981, he joined the Presbyterian Church in America and served the Scrubgrass Stone Church until 1985. He came to the St. John’s Reformed Church in 1985.

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