In Loving Memory

Ralph C. Peterson

December 5, 1927 - February 20, 2021


Ralph Cameron Peterson, 93, passed away Saturday February 20, 2021 in Fairhope, Alabama.  He was born December 5, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. 

Ralph served as a paratrooper in the Army before attending the University of Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and later a Master of Business from Memphis State University. He worked as an engineering manager for Proctor and Gamble.  Following his formal retirement, he taught engineering at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ralph was an avid sailor and spent much of his free time sailboat racing. He also played tennis and played duplicate bridge with his wife, Joan. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph L. Peterson and Mary Peterson.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joan K. Peterson; his daughter, Christine Quinn of Texarkana, Texas, his son, Eric Peterson of Pensacola, Florida; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Petosky, Michigan.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Maury Wade

    Oh what an ache this loss brings to me,
    Ralph was always a kindly friend.
    If more were like he, what a world it would be,
    From this earth to his God will Transcend.

  2. Terry Krug

    Uncle Pete was one of a kind. He was the only one I knew who could make a bow out of lemonwood and knew everything about sailing. He was very articulate and would share his wisdom often. His wit will be missed but now he can entertain angels. Love, Terry & Linda Krug


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