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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 and brother-in-laws

  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,

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