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Albert “Choup” G. Peterson passed away on Friday May 3, 2019 in Donnell House, Washington. He was born on May 4, 1954 in Sewickley, the son of Albert G. and Olga Frantz Peterson.
Choup graduated from Burgettstown Union High School in 1972. On September 6, 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Deborah Jo Rencheck Peterson. In addition to his wife, surviving are his son Zachary Peterson of Slovan, who he was so proud of, and his best buddy, grandson Talon.
Al worked as a machinist at Pittsburgh Forgings until 1986. He received his Bachelors of Finance degree from Robert Morris University in 1991. Choup retired in May 2018 after 30 years at Covestro where he worked as a Senior Tech Specialist.
Choup enjoyed spending time with his family. Always willing to help and give thoughtful advice. He was known for his master craftsmanship and wood working; and was a master of many trades. In his younger years he played fast pitch softball and always enjoyed the competition, later coaching baseball for his son Zack’s teams. He was an avid hunter that made some of the best venison jerky. He was a master gardener which was a skill that he learned from his father-in-law, Walter. Choup will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are his brother, William M. Peterson (Terry) of Beaver; brother-in-law, Michael W. Rencheck (Carol) of Port Elgin, Ontario; sister-in-law, MaryAnn Rencheck Reedy (Jim) of Burgettstown. Nieces and nephews include: Dr. William Peterson II and wife Dr. Maria Santabene of Wexford; Sara Lynn Peterson Makovsky (Matt) of Northampton, PA; Michael J. Rencheck of Columbus, OH; Mitchell Rencheck (Steffi) of Lafayette, IN; Jimmy, Joe and Julia Reedy of Burgettstown. Great nieces and nephews include Hannah and Hailey Makovsky and Owen and Andrew Peterson.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in "Choup's" name to The Burgettstown Community Library 2 Kerr St. ~ Burgettstown, PA 15021, https://www.burglibrary.org/memorials-and-dedications, or The Donnell House 10 Leet Street Washington Pa 15301.
Family and Friends are welcome for visitation Monday May 6, 2019 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 23 Erie Mine Road Burgettstown Pa (724)947-2049 www.youngfhinc.com. A funeral Service for “Choup” will be held 1130 am Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt Prospect Cemetery Hickory Pa.
10 Leet Street, Washington PA 15301
The Burgettstown Library
2 Kerr Street, Burgettstown PA 15021