Warren Eilif “Pete” Peterson

November 25, 1933 - January 31, 2019
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Thursday 2/7, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Thursday 2/7, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

The gathering will be followed at 6:00 p.m. by United States Navy Military Honors, the Last Call from the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Department and the Delaware Township Police Department, and a Life Celebration Service to which all are welcomed.

Chapel of Ewing Crematory
78 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-0279 | Map

Cremation at the Chapel of Ewing Crematory, Ewing Township, NJ, was private under the direct supervision of the Wright & Ford Licensed Care Team.

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Warren Eilif “Pete” Peterson, age 85 years, of Delaware Township, NJ, retired Chief of Police of Delaware Township, NJ, and retired Sheriff of Hunterdon County, NJ, died peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2019 and joined the love of his life, Bente Moller Peterson, in heaven. Born in Brooklyn, NY, November 25, 1933, son of theContinue Reading

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Thomas F. Smith II left a message on February 17, 2019:
My condolences to the Peterson family. Warren "Pete" Peterson was a fun person to be around and will be missed--he was a unique and loyal person and gave a lot of people breaks. While Chief of Police in Delaware Twp., he recruited my father to work part-time for the Delaware Twp. police dept. because he was a fully-certified police officer (graduated from the Sea Girt Municipal Police Academy-- and worked full time as a Sergeant in the Hunterdon County Sheriff's Dept. Warren Peterson appointed him in the 1980's as his Undersheriff. They were good friends for years and Warren knew my whole family and my aunts, uncles and grandmother who lived in Delaware Twp. My uncle Andrew Leon (World War II Navy Seabee) was the mayor at the time and recommended and voted to make Warren Chief of Police in Delaware Twp. For more information, see Tom Smith II
Adalberto Sanchez left a message on February 10, 2019:
Warren Eilif’s family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I went through a similar situation and I was very helped by the hope that I found in the Bible in John 5:28, which says, "Do not amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I am sending you a link with more information on this hope.
Russ & Debby Swiatek left a message on February 7, 2019:
It is an honor to call you our neighbor and friend.We loved your strong sense of community, selflessness and especially your sense of humor. You were a great neighbor willing to lend your brain, brawn, tools, etc. whatever it took. You and your jokes will be sorely missed. RIP Warren
Joan haberle left a message on February 5, 2019:
My prayers to all the family members he was one of the real good guys , he will truly be remember with kindness , former New Jersey Secretary of State Joan haberle
The Rubin Family left a message on February 5, 2019:
Our deepest sympathy. He was a great guy. The Rubin Family
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Dave & Deborah Trout left a message on February 4, 2019:
Rest In Peace my sweet will be dearly missed. You have been a helpful neighbor, a great boss and a wonderful friend. We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us throughout all the years we’ve known each other. You will always be with us in our thoughts and sorry we are out of the country and can’t be there to celebrate your life.
Gregory Taranto left a message on February 4, 2019:
Very Sorry, may you rest in peace Pete.
Terry Wright left a message on February 4, 2019:
Warren enjoyed being a character. First met him when I was a young reporter for the Democrat and he was the police sergeant for Delaware Township. He would give me great tales of how he solved burglaries and often got the loot back. Years later when he was elected sheriff many articles ensued, such a when he wanted the officers on a weight-loss program. He was a publicity hound, yes, made some questionable arrests over the years but got a lot done and I'm glad to have known him. I went to the garage sale at his Little Denmark farm a few months ago and the items offered brought back many memories. My condolences to all his family.
Floyd Evans left a message on February 3, 2019:
Warren, You served your Country, Comminity & Friends well. Rest in Peace Comrade.
Charlie Higgins left a message on February 2, 2019:
RIP my friend!
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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