Gerald Peets

Obituary of Gerald J. Peets

Gerald J. Peets passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Gerry was born on August 20, 1946 in Tupper Lake, son of William and Maude LeCounte Peets. Gerry graduated from Tupper Lake High School and was soon drafted in the US Army. After an honorable discharge, Gerry went on to work as a meat cutter for over forty years at the Grand Union Markets, Tops Markets and retiring from Save-A-Lot in Tupper Lake. He was also a member of the Tupper Lake Fire Dept for several years. Gerry enjoyed hunting camp, playing cribbage, casino trips, and visiting with family and friends. Gerry was an avid NY Giants fan as well as a NY Yankee fan. Gerry is survived by his son Mark Peets, and his wife Samantha, of Tupper Lake; daughter Paula Duchano, and her husband, Michael, of Syracuse; three grandchildren, Aleah and Alivia Duchano, and Dominic Peets. Gerry leaves behind three sisters, Theresa Savard of Jonesborough, TN, Nancy Maroun and Shirley Peets Dechene, of Tupper Lake and a brother Richard Peets, also of Tupper Lake. Gerry is predeceased by his parents, William and Maude Peets; a son William R. Peets; and brothers, Donald and Robert Peets. A graveside service for Gerald J. Peets will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 12:00PM, at Saint Alphonsus Cemetery. This will be for immediate family. Services are under the care and direction of Frary-Stuart Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald’s memory can be made to the Tupper Lake Fire Department, 21 Santa Clara Ave, Tupper Lake, NY, or to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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