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SIDNEY - Andrew A. Peterson, 73, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Andy was born on Nov. 29, 1943, in Oneonta, son of the late Andrew and Helen Dora (Winslow) Peterson.
He grew up in Bainbridge where he was a proud Eagle Scout.
He received his associate degree from Morrisville.
On Nov. 28, 1970, Andy was married to MaryAlyce MacArthur in Hobart.
Upon completing his apprenticeship at Bendix Corp., they moved to Massena, where Andy worked for General Motors.
In 1974, they returned to Sidney, where he worked as a design engineer for Amphenol Corp., retiring in 2013, with more than 43 years of service to the company.
In the summer, Andy could often be found at the family camp on Otsego Lake. He loved boating and fishing and was a talented water skier with a knack for teaching. Over the years, he taught countless people how to water ski.
He liked eating out, riding his bike, woodworking and doing projects for his daughters.
Andy enjoyed playing town softball, basketball or golfing and was a local youth sports enthusiast, attending many of the high school football and basketball games.
He will be missed by his wife of 46 years, MaryAlyce Peterson of Sidney; two daughters, Audra Peterson of Bainbridge and Erica and Jose Espaillat of Jupiter, Florida; grandchildren, Andres, Alycia and Ana Espaillat; his grand-dog, Cooper; brother, Gary Peterson of Sanford, North Carolina; nieces and nephew, Alysha, Katelin and Garrett; and many friends.
Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug.11, in Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a local Boy Scout troop, or the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 E. Main St., Sidney, NY 13838.
Share online condolences and memories with the family at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on August 7, 2017
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