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Andrew Mark Peters

May 31, 1967 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 55)

Obituary

Andrew Mark Peters, age 55 of Knightdale, NC, beloved son of John and Lynn Peters, of Vernon, CT, and father of Caleb Peters, also of Knightdale, left this earth on Tuesday August 2nd, following a five-year battle with cancer. Andy was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Rockville High School in 1986, and from Central Connecticut State University in 1991. During college, he attended Officer Candidate School of the US Marine Corp (Quantico, VA) and completed platoon leadership certification. After graduation, Andy enlisted in the US Army and served at Fort Hood, TX, where he met his former spouse, Jennifer Russell. Andy was heavily decorated and was an expert marksman (rifle and grenade) and navigator. Andy’s leadership and his accomplishments resulted in his promotion to the rank of Sergeant prior to his honorable discharge from active duty. 

Following his time in the Army, Andy moved to Knightdale, NC with his family, where he lived for 25 years. Until very recently, Andy worked for Abaco Systems as an inside sales associate serving the defense industry. He was extremely knowledgeable in military defense systems and the supply management of these components to major defense contractors. Andy’s interest, appreciation, and knowledge of American history, especially from WWII, was extensive.  

Andy loved hunting birds, shooting both skeet and at the range, and fishing. Andy loved the outdoors and nature in general. As a young man, he enjoyed cross-country skiing in New England and his time working at Wickham Park. Andy also enjoyed spending time with his many friends on the Outer Banks. Andy's most memorable and cherished times, were spent with his family each summer for 45 years in New Harbor, ME. 

A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 7, 2022 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944, Old Knight Road, Knightdale.

The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at the funeral home.

Aside from his parents and his son, Andy is survived by his brother, David Peters and his wife, Judy and their daughters: Rachel and Colby of Cape Neddick, ME; his Aunt Susan Peters of New Haven, CT, and numerous cousins. 

In lieu of flowers, Andy’s family is requesting donations to be made to the Duke Raleigh Cancer Research Center for the further development of treatments for neuroendocrine cancer.       

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
August 7, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory
944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

Memorial Service
Sunday
August 7, 2022

3:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale, Oakwood Cemetery)

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