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DUNKIRK:  Richard Mahlon Petersen, 66, of Deer Street, Dunkirk, passed away Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at his home.  He was born on December 3, 1954, the son of the late Theodore and Agnes Ruth (Hasbrouck) Petersen, Sr.

  Richard was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1973 and worked as a Forklift Operator/Foreman for the former Dunkirk Ice Cream, Dunkirk, for approximately 30 years.

  He was born & raised in Forestville and had a clever sense of humor, that his friends & family enjoyed.  Richard was a talented man who enjoyed woodworking and playing guitar.  Affectionately known as “Woog” to his family & friends, he was kind and dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his family & friends.

  Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Anne Petersen, of Dunkirk; three brothers, Carl Petersen, of Ohio; Chris Petersen and Mark Petersen, both of Forestville; and a sister, Marcia Petersen, of Forestville.  Also surviving are several nieces and a nephew Teddy.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Theodore Petersen, Jr. and two nieces Hannah Petersen & Theodora Rae Petersen.

  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Time and place to be announced. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.    

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