Jeffery L. Peters
Jeffery L. Peters, 53, of DeKalb Junction, died on June 11, 2020. There will be private services for his family due to COVID 19. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, sons, Adam Peters of DeKalb, Jon Peters of Canton, his father Joseph Peters, DeKalb, his brothers, Michael Peters of Canton, Steven and his wife Karen Peters of Denver, CO, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother in 2017, Donna Powell Peters. Jeff was born on July 6, 1966, in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1984. He married Lisa Struzzi on August 30, 1986 at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb Junction. Jeffery worked at St. Lawrence University on the custodial crew since 1986. Jeff spent many hours in the driveway working with Jon on his basketball skills and spent hours with Adam sharing their love of hunting. He was thrilled that his boys shared the same interests as him and that he could pass on his knowledge to them. He loved his boys and was so proud of the men they have become. He never missed an opportunity to tell them “be careful” and “I love you” every time they walked out the door. Jeff enjoyed being in the woods and was an avid hunter. He loved to scout deer during the summer months, and would work on honing his skills as the season approached. Bow hunting was his favorite as he loved sitting in his tree stands within the quiet of the woods and watch all of the other wildlife around him. He was always a successful deer hunter and in 2019, was thrilled beyond words that he was able to fill his bear tag. Jeff was also well known as “the bird man”. From a very young age you could always find him raising water fowl and chickens. As a child, he took great pride in entering his chickens into the poultry contest at the Gouverneur fair and bringing home blue ribbons. Years later, his boys followed in his footsteps making Jeff very proud. Jeff was never without some type of feathered friend in his life and was sought out by people who had found an injured bird and brought it to him to rehabilitate. He was a member of the St. Lawrence County Poultry Fanciers. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center, 977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, New York, 12997.