John 'Jack' Peto, former Ridgefielder of many years
John W. Peto, known as Jack, 87, of Dunedin, Fla., and Manchester, N.J., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, N.J. He was the beloved husband of Dolores A. Peto, and had lived in Ridgefield many years.
Jack was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 30, 1927, son of the late John and Dorothy Peto. He grew up and attended school in Nutley, N.J., served in the U.S. Navy and later graduated from Seton Hall University. Jack and Dolores were married in Nutley in 1950.
Jack spent most of his career as a Sales Manager and was later co-owner of Rubber World Publications, Akron, Ohio.
He and Dolores were long-time residents of Ridgefield, where he was an active member of the Lion’s Club, involved in Little League and was an announcer for the high school football team. He loved spending time with his family and many good friends, and was known for his quick wit and humor. He was also an avid golfer and duplicate bridge player.
In addition to Dolores, he is survived by his children, Robert Peto and his wife Lucy of Wilton, Conn., Janet Lee and her husband William of Auburn, Maine, Joyce Allen and her husband William of Dunedin, Fla., eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a brother William Peto and his wife Lucille of Little Falls, N.J., and a brother-in-law James Wells and his wife Mary Thayne of Pompton Plains, N.J.
A memorial service will be held in Manchester, N.J., on August 30. Those interested in more information are advised to contact a family member. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any favored charity on Jack’s behalf.