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Robert H. "Bob" PETERSON

March 21, 1943 — August 16, 2020

Robert H. “Bob” PETERSON, 77, of Wellsville, NY, died Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Salamanca Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Salamanca.

Born March 21, 1943, in Salamanca, he was the son of Harold and Helen Scott Peterson. On November 4, 1967, in the Franklinville Free Methodist Church, he married the former Cheryl Scott, who survives.

He was employed by Dresser Rand for over 42 years in maintenance and then on the burr bench. Bob was a member of IAM Local #1580, life member of Willing Volunteer Hose Co., Wellsville Volunteer Fire Co., and attended Yorks Corners Mennonite Church. He umpired with local Little League and assisted with Wellsville wrestling.

Surviving besides his wife, Cheryl, are: four children, Harold (Theresa) Peterson of Virginia Beach, VA, Thomas (Shawna) Peterson of Wellsville, Deborah (Ryan) Coble of Angelica, and Robert (Vicki) Peterson of Lewis Run, PA; 14 grandchildren, Ashley Peterson, Brittney Peterson, Nathen Peterson, Chelsae (Nicholas) Ashe, Hillary Peterson, Dyanna Coble, Hannah Coble, Tyler Coble, Abbigail Coble, Autumn Coble, Mallory Coble, Ricky Irwin, Robert Peterson, and Cyruss Fanning; a sister, Norma (Adam) Delity of Ellicotville; and three nephews, Dan Delity, Steve Delity, and William Delity. He was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with a Memorial Service following at 12:00 Noon. Rev. Gene Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Allegany County Office for the Aging (for Alzheimer’s assistance), 7 Court St., Belmont, NY 14813 or to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville. Online condolences may be expressed at

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