James Petersen, 72, of Stanardsville VA passed away
at his residence on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He
was born on April 24, 1944 in San Jose CA to the
late Leland and Pauline Petersen.
Eric served our Country in the US Navy from 1962
to 1967. After graduating from San Francisco State
University, Eric served in the US Army from 1978 to
1987. He also worked at the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing and the Immigration and Naturalization
Services, later DHS, until his retirement in 2006.
Eric loved reading history and traveling, most
recently on river cruises in Europe and a trip to
England, Scotland, and Wales.
He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine
Thisdell Petersen; brother, Leland Petersen; cousin,
Candy Stonehouse; brother and sister in-laws, Jay
and Julie Thisdell, Margot and Sal Bologna, John and
Amy Thisdell, and Roberta and Earl Vowell; and
numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be private.
An online guestbook is available at