Memorial Service Saturday for David Peterson

CROMWELL, CT (February 16, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday for David Peterson, 83, an Evangelical Covenant Church retired pastor who died this morning. The service will be at Hilltop Covenant Church in Cromwell.

Peterson was born April 11, 1927, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He earned an associate’s degree at North Park Junior College and a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Clark University. He graduated from North Park Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1955.

He married his wife, Nancy, on January 1, 1954. Peterson served Covenant churches in Traverse City and Ishpeming, Michigan; Bronx, New York; Plainville, Connecticut, and Orlando, Florida. He was an advocate for women in ministry and remains the only man to have served on the Covenant Women’s Board.

Memorial donations may be made to the CVOC Benevolent Care Fund, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT, 06416.

Covenant News Service will publish additional information as it becomes available.

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  1. I remember David at North Park – we were in the same class. North Park was smaller then and we knew everyone on campus – We shared alot of good times. My sympathy to his family.

  2. I had the priviledge of being David’s pastor for 10 years. In that time, he faithfully supported both me and my family with his friendship and prayers. He was faithful to his Lord, his calling and the Church. He was also a passionate supporter of the UCONN Women’s Basketball team and for time many pictures of the team and its players decorated the walls of his room in the nursing home. Peace to David and Nancy.

  3. In the above obituary, David’s last charge prior to his retirement, Plainville, CT, was left out. David was a very good friend and a very faithful servant of our Lord. Peace to his memory.

    Editor’s note: the missing information has been added. Thank you for alerting us.

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