Official Obituary of

Robert D. Peter III

July 7, 1944 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Robert Peter III Obituary

Robert D. Peter III, 79, passed away in his home in Dorset, Ohio on March 1, 2024 with his family by his side.

Bob was born on July 7, 1944 in Norristown, PA, the son of Robert and DoraMae (Cannon) Peter, Jr. After graduating from Brush High School, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for two years.  After his honorable discharge from the Navy he began his 30 year career as the Ashtabula County Land Surveyor.  He was a member of the Ohio Professional Land Surveyors Association, and in 1997 was named State Surveyor of the Year for his volunteer time on the project of reestablishing the original state line monuments along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. This was one of the many highlights of his long and rewarding career. On May 30, 1993, Bob married Margaret (Hyland) Zigmund; and together they were blessed with 30 years of love, friendship and the most wonderful family memories.  Bob enjoyed gardening, woodworking, attending his grandchildren's activities and traveling; He and Peg traveled to all 49 of the contiguous states in their truck mounted camper. He was a member of the Ashtabula County Master Gardeners Club, the Jefferson VFW, and the American Legion.  He volunteered at the Dorset Volunteer Fire Department and with H2O Missions on their ramp projects for those in need. Robert is survived by his loving family; his wife Peg; his sons: Robert (Maggie) Peter, IV and Daniel (Barb) Peter; his step-children, whom he loved as if they were his own: Mary (Lee) Bowman, Bob (Lisa) Zigmund, Barb (Jim) Kieffer, Steve (Stephanie) Zigmund, Linda (Bennett) Westjohn, Debbie (Bryan Goldman) Zigmund-Spang and Darlene (John) Warren; 26 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren (with another on the way) and his brother, James (Juda) Peter. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Patricia Patterson. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Bob's life will be held on Saturday March 16, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 at the LENOX COMMUNITY CENTER, 2509 Lenox-New Lyme Road, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 . The family would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for the care the staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve provided so that Bob could be at his home with his family. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve or H2O MIssions, 184 E. Walnut St. Jefferson, Oh 44047 in Bob’s name. 

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Celebration of Life
March 16, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lenox Community Center
Lenox New Lyme Road
Lenox Twp., OH 44047


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