March 14, 1953-May 3, 2011Michael was born in Burlington, Vermont, to Joan Balfry. Alfred Darrell Peters preceded him in death. In survivorship, his beloved brother Matthew Peters and family reside in Brier, WA.Michael lived most of his childhood in Seattle (Ballard andamp; West Seattle) and his adult life in Incline Village, Nevada. Michael graduated from Ballard High School in 1971. He joined the Navy in 1972. He had various occupations: construction, bakery and tug boats, and furthermost he was an accomplished commercial “Crab Fisherman.” One of his last voyages was on the Autumn Dawn, sailing the Aleutian Islands “Deadliest Catch” crab fishing excursion in the Gulf of Alaska. He spent his last two years in Seattle, WA.Mike loved his family and friends more than anything. When he was not at sea, crab fishing in Alaska, he was enjoying his friends and recreational life in Incline Village. He loved golf, football, baseball and softball, which he enjoyed playing throughout his adult life. His passion for golf has inspired his Incline friends to dedicate a commemorative bench in his honor, located above the practice putting green at the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village, overlooking the golf course and a glimpse of Lake Tahoe — two of his favorite places. Michael will be remembered for his athleticism, generosity, sense of humor and loyalty to his friends. Rest in peace our friend, we love you.Please join us for a celebration of Michael’s life, Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 6 p.m. (promptly) at Burnt Cedar Beach Peninsula. We welcome any photos to share along with happy stories and experiences to celebrate his life. A gathering will immediately follow at the Village Pub, 484 Tanager St., Incline Village.In lieu of flowers, we welcome donations for the memorial bench and plaque. There will be a donation box at the memorial service.Upon his request, Michael’s ashes will be spread at the Fisherman Terminal in the Inter-bay Neighborhood, Seattle, WA.
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