David Stanley Peterson, a retired General Motors Corp. foreman and former Essex resident, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at his home in Fayetteville, N.C. He was 63.
Born and raised in Rawlings, Va., Mr. Peterson worked as a steelworker in Bridgeport, Conn., before moving to Baltimore in the early 1970s.
He was an assembly-line worker and later foreman at GM's Broening Highway plant in Southeast Baltimore for 30 years. He retired last year and moved to Fayetteville.
Mr. Peterson was an avid fisherman and reader.
His marriage to the former Betty Clarke ended in divorce. In 1995, he married Patricia Snowden, who survives him.
Services were held yesterday in Fayetteville.
He also is survived by four sons, Isaac Peterson of Baltimore and Dawud Peterson, Kenyarra Peterson and David Peterson, all of Bridgeport; four daughters, Katrina Snowden and Monique Moore, both of Baltimore, and Sarita Jordan and Khadija Peterson, both of Bridgeport; four brothers; six sisters; his stepfather, Clinton Roger Sr. of Rawlings, Va.; and 22 grandchildren.
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