Gerard Peters

  • Born: November 18, 1924
  • Died: September 30, 2021
  • Location: Johns Island, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Gerard Peters, 96, of Johns Island, South Carolina, husband of Violet Rose Neal Peters, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 30, 2021. All services will be private. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Gerard was born November 18, 1924 in Thal, Germany, son of the late Wilhelm Schmuck and Johanna Moller. He served for three years as an electrician on U-boats, and another three years as a POW in London where he met his future wife. He later immigrated to the United States with his family in 1961 and settled in Johns Island, South Carolina. "Pete," as he was known to his friends, worked at Detyens Shipyard for 26 years, retiring as Ship Supervisor in 1987. He enjoyed his retirement, focusing on oil painting and ship building, always busy and always happy. He will be truly missed.

In addition to his wife of 73 years, he is survived by his grandson, Derek, and (wife) Celynne Cooper; and his great grandson, Christian Cooper.

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to The Kidney Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ms. Peter's I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Peter's was a special man and I am so glad to have known him. You both were good friends and neighbors to my grandparents and an intricate part of my early childhood memories. After Stogie passed Mr. Peter's helped me put a floor in a jon boat. He was selfless in his time and I learned a lot from him working on that project. Thank you for the memories.

Posted by Jerry Martin - Charleston, SC - Family Friend   October 02, 2021

I grew up with this fine man. He was much loved and so very kind to me and my own children. I will remember him with great affection.

Posted by Linda Graham    October 01, 2021


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