Arthur M. Peters, Jr., 83, of 1604 Red Lane Danville PA passed away Sunday
morning, September 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1928 in
Danville PA the son of the late Arthur M., Sr. and Jessie H. Hinshelwood
He attended Danville Schools and graduated from Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg PA in 1946. Art graduated with an AB Degree from the University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA in 1950 and received his LLB Degree at the
Law School at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA in 1953. He
graduated from the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico Virginia in 1954. He was
admitted to practice before the following Courts; United States Supreme
Court; United States District Court, Middle District, Pennsylvania;
Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Columbia-Montour County Courts.
Art was employed as a Special Agent with the FBI, United States Dept. of
Justice from 1954-1958. While serving in the Bureau he was stationed in San
Diego, California, New York City and Washington DC. Mr. Peters was
self-employed as an Attorney-at-Law in Danville PA from 1958-1996. He
continued practicing Law from 1997 to 2007 as a Partner in the Law Firm of
Peters and Tripoli in Danville PA.
He was married for 55 years to E. Georgene “Georgie” Hoffman on April 10,
1954. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2010.
Art had many enjoyments in his life which included flying his own airplane,
cruising on his yacht, “The Barrister’s Berth”, skiing and he had an avid
interest in searching for arrowheads.
His greatest enjoyment was traveling with his wife, especially through the
American and Canadian Rocky Mountains annually.
His associations and memberships included the following: Former Chairman
of the Board – FNB Bank, N.A. in Danville PA; Former Director of FNB Bank,
NA in Danville PA; Former Director of Fulton Financial Corporation in
Lancaster PA; Former Chairman of the Executive Committee of Fulton Financial
Corporation in Lancaster PA; Chairman of the Greater Danville Area
Industrial Development Corporation; Member of the Trustee Steering
Committee, Hospital and Health System Association of PA; Member of Economic
Development Council of Central Pennsylvania; Director of Geisinger Health
System Foundation; Chairman of the Development Committee of Geisinger Health
System Foundation; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Odd Fellows
Cemetery Company in Danville PA; Former Senior Warden, Vestry of Christ
Memorial Episcopal Church in Danville PA; Former President of
Columbia-Montour County BAR Association; Member of the American Bar
Association; Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; Former member of
the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Member of the Society of Former
Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Member of U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary; Former Director of Danville Area Chamber of Commerce;
Former Director and President of the YMCA Board and Former Director of
Danville Chapter of American Red Cross (during the 1960’s).
He also previously served as Solicitor or was a member of the following
organizations and institutions: FNB, N.A; Montour County Board of
Commissioners; Montour County Industrial Development Authority;
Redevelopment Authority of the County of Montour; Montour County Register
and Recorder’s Office; Montour County Sheriff’s Dept; Mahoning Township
Board of Supervisors; Mahoning Township Hearing Board; Mahoning Township
Municipal Authority; Mahoning Township Planning Commission; Cooper Township
Board of Supervisors; Cooper Township Municipal Authority; Borough of
Washingtonville and Borough of Riverside.
Other memberships included Danville Lodge #224 F. & A.M.; Caldwell
Consistory; Irem Temple; Danville Area Chamber of Commerce; Fraternal Order
of Police; Loyal Order of Moose, Danville PA; Frosty Valley Country Club,
Elks Lodge in Danville PA; Friendship Fire Co. No. 1; East End Fire Company
and South Side Fire Company.
He is survived by one cousin, Margaret Weirick of Northumberland PA and one
brother-in-law, Robert E. Bull of Nescopeck PA. Also surviving are numerous
nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held on
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
Pine St and East Market Danville PA with the Reverend Nancy Shank
officiating. Entombment will be private in the Mausoleum at Odd Fellows
Cemetery Danville PA. The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church 120 E Market
Street Danville PA 17821, the Thomas Beaver Free Library 25 East Market
Street Danville PA or The Geisinger Health System Foundation Memorial Fund
100 N Academy Avenue Danville PA. Arrangements are under the direction of
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.