Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Peters, William Lee

RESEARCHER: William Lee Peters was interested in genealogy. He shared information about his Quinn/Lackey connection to the Henthorn family with the Henthorn / Bolerjack project.

NEVER_MARRIED: William Lee Peters never married.

PETERS William L, age 59, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on 1/6/2008 at his residence.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on 7/26/1948 to Margaret Codding Surface and Robert Peters, both of who preceded him in death.

Bill is survived by his sister Carol Pelletier, brother-in-law Ronald Pelletier and nephew Alexander Pelletier. He will also be dearly missed by his loving aunts and cousins, and special friends, including Todd Scarce and Nancy Robinson.

William received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1970 and a Masters degree in Asian Studies from Yale University in 1972. Following graduation Bill resided in Japan for several years where he taught English and studied the Japanese language and culture. He returned to Cincinnati and pursued a lifelong career in linguistics and international studies. Bill taught Japanese for Berlitz and was an interpreter for The Ford Motor Company. Most recently he was a professor of Japanese at the University of Cincinnati, a position he held for over ten years.

He remained healthy and active until his death, enjoying genealogy, traveling, nature hikes and visiting with friends and family.

Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home.
(Source: Furnished by Sue Geiger)


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