Bernd W. Peters
Nov. 13, 1943- Oct. 8, 2018
Bernd W. Peters “Peter” of Malden, formerly of
Virginia and Braunschweig, Deutschland, passed away Monday
evening October 8, 2018 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital with
his loving family at his bedside after a hard fought battle with
esophageal and bone cancer. He was 74. Bernd was born in
Radebeul, Germany in November of 1943.
Bernd was the beloved husband of Ann K. (Kane) Peters.
Loving son of George Peters & the late Margarete (Fischer)
Peters. Devoted father of Karin M. Mosca and her husband Joseph
of Billerica, Nora L. Peters & Paul B. Peters both of Malden,
and Chad Lablanc a close friend & Dawn Meizen. Cherished grandfather of Alex &
Sami Mosca and Stephen Magee. Loving brother of Helga Ebert,
Renate Sumayah, Lisa Knierien, Peter Peters & Otto Peters and
his cousin Roland Fischer. Loving brother-in-law of Mary & Richard Hart
of Woburn & Kathleen Zaks & her late husband Tom of Raynham. He
was the loving uncle to many dear nieces and nephews. Lifelong
friend of Hassan Oukhiar, Manuel & Victoria Parades, John Otis
and Dietmar Thellman, and cherished friend to many.
While attending a dance in Boston, Peter met the love of his
life, Ann. They were married 51 years this past March. His love
for Ann was endearing. He absolutely adored her. She was his
world. He always wanted the best for his family. He also made
the world a much better place befriending and helping anyone he
could. He would often stop and give rides to strangers in need.
Peter served in the US Army during the Vietnam era, was
stationed In Maryland, settling in Virginia for sixteen years.
He would later move back to Boston to be closer to Ann’s family.
Here, he was proud to become a U.S. citizen. Peter had very
strong opinions on politics and enjoyed a spirited discussion.
Peter traveled the world, and spoke several different languages.
He was an avid cyclist. He spent years riding his bike to and
from Boston. He participated in the Boston to New York charity
rides raising money for Aids. Biking was his passion.
Peter worked in the restaurant business for 53 years as a
waiter. He took such pride in being the ultimate professional.
Throughout this time, he worked in some of the finest
establishments. He spent the last 27 years as a waiter at the
Aujourd' hui & Banquets, at the Four
Seasons Hotel in Boston before retiring. There he would make
many friends, and considered the restaurant his second home.
After retiring, he worked part time as a Lyft driver and enjoyed
meeting new people. He also loved sharing stories of his
passengers and the rides they took.
Peter was inquisitive, adventurous, funny, kind-hearted,
artistic, caring, athletic, hardworking man, husband, father and
friend. He enjoyed vacationing and spending time with his sister
Peter loved his pets. (Even though he said no to each and every
one of them originally). You would offer catch him petting or
sitting with a cat beside him. He used to love walking with his
dog, BoBo. He also had a renewed love and appreciation for
horses over the past few years.
Peter was a fighter. He never gave up on his battle with cancer.
He would go for long walks every day, and kept as active as
possible. He would draw at night if he couldn’t sleep. He had
many set-backs, multiple surgeries and hospital stays, but
always remained positive. He would put a smile on your face even
when he wasn’t feeling well. His faith was important to him. He
may be gone physically, but his spirit will remain eternally in
all those he touched.
Bernd’s funeral will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Saturday, October 13,
2018 at 9AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred
Heart Church, 297 Main St., Malden at 10AM. Interment will be at
a later date.
Relatives & friends are welcome to call at the funeral home on
Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Bernd’s memory may be made
to Kitty Connection Inc., P.O. Box 559, Medford, MA 02155 or
via. PayPal Giving Fund, firstname.lastname@example.org