William J. Peterson, 49, formerly of Edison, died at his workplace Performance Team in Edison, on Sunday, October 20, 2013. He was born in Orange raised in Edison, and moved around the area for the last 15 years before residing in Jamesburg. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 289 in Linden. He was a member of their motorcycle Club that that raised money for charities through riding motorcycles for a cause. He was also a volunteer Fireman in Somerset for many years. William is survived by his wife Angela Gibson Peterson; his son Kevin J Peterson; his daughter Ashley Marie Peterson; his step-sons Danny Gibson and Robert Peterson; his parents Robert Peterson and Elsie Ripstein; his brothers Robert and Kenny Peterson; his sister Lisa Wise; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services are Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Ave., Edison, followed by a private cremation. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.