James (Jim) W. Peterson
08/20/1956 - 01/31/2024
Obituary For James (Jim) W. Peterson
Peterson, James (Jim) W. Sr., 67, of Egg Harbor Township, was called home to be with the Lord on January 31, 2024. He was born on August 20, 1956 in Atlantic City. He grew up in Ventnor City then lived in Somers Point, before moving to Egg Harbor Township. He was a well-respected general contractor in the tri-state area for over 40 years. He was the owner and operator of Jim Peterson Concrete before retiring in 2016. Jim led a full life. He was an avid athlete throughout his life, playing football and rowing crew at Holy Spirit High School where he graduated in 1975. He spent his summers lifeguarding in Atlantic City and was like a fish in the water. He enjoyed many water activities including scuba diving, surfing, fishing and boating. He was a family man who was always the life of the party. Jims greatest joy and peace came in his life when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed spreading the Gospel of Christ to all. “Evangelist Jim” had a charismatic personality and a heart that was filled with the love of the Lord.
Jim is predeceased by his grandmother, Laura Bowman; his parents, James and Frances Peterson; his sister, Mary Brook; and his step-son, Joseph Lombardi. He is survived by his wife, Marie Peterson (Polistina); his children, Jim Peterson Jr., Kristen Broecker (Pat), Dustin Peterson, his step-children, Chrissy Bryan (John), Michele Trombetta, Tino Trombetta, and Danielle Polistina (Len); his sisters, Josie Chivalette, Fran Ventura, Dale Berenato; and his half-brothers, Casey and Kelly Rodgers. He is also survived by all of his loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew him, including his beloved dog, Rocky.
Friendship Bible Church (4004 Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township) will host the Visitation on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 6PM to 8PM and the Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 9AM to 11AM. Burial will immediately follow at Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to America’s Keswick 601 Route 530,Whiting, New Jersey, 08759. Online condolences may be placed at www.parselsfh.com.
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