Obituary: Ronald F. Peterlin

Ronald F. Peterlin

Ronald F. Peterlin

Ronald F. Peterlin passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Kingman. Ron was born Jan. 4, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

He graduated from Coughlin High School in 1960. Ron served eight years in the U.S.A.F., serving at several bases in the U.S. and in Thailand and England.

He was a floral designer in several shops, eventually going into partnership with a longtime friend, Teresa Brown of Shavertown, Pa. Ron became a resident of Kingman in 1997 with his life partner and became the head designer at Heaven Scent Floral. Ron was a 25-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous and belonged to the Community of the Divine Savior Reconciliation Catholic Church.

He is survived by his life partner of 26 years, Keith Harvey; his brothers, Carl (Bernadine) of Swoyersville, Pa., Hilary (Josephine) of Oak Ridge, N.J., and Michael (Mary) of Nanticoke, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Emily Van Scoy Peterlin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Peterlin and Zita Gerchman Peterlin; a sister, Marlene Peterlin Hodun; and a brother, Nicholas Peterlin.

A memorial funeral mass will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 423 E. Spring St., Kingman. Memorial gifts may be made in lieu of flowers to KRMC Hospice, 812 Airway Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409.