December 27, 1929 ~ July 21, 2012
Captain Roy James Peters, "Pete", 82, of Redondo Beach, California, surrounded by his children and grandchildren succumbed to cancer in his home on July 21st. Roy, a U.S. Navy veteran, a successful businessman and world renown fisherman, a much loved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. Roy was born on December 27, 1929 to Martha Chambers and Charles Peters, in Long Beach, California. In 1953 Roy married Darlene Ann Rauh and together they had four children. In 1963 he married Doris Aleen Peters and the two of them moved to Redondo Beach and built a family-business and life together. Roy and Doris Peters were passionate companions and they are both waterfront legends in Southern California Sport Fishing. Together they owned and operated the sport fishing vessel, "The City of Redondo" from 1976 to 2010. He is predeceased by his wife Doris Aleen Peters of 49 years, his son David Eugene Peters, and grandson James Robert Tuite. Our Captain is survived by three children: Debra Peters-Nollette, Jeannie Peters-Pesner (Barry); and Jimmy Ray Peters; three step-children: Christine Bashaw-Coleman, Debra Bashaw-Pelsma, and Paul Bashaw Jr.; eleven grandchildren: Richard Jesswein (Jennifer); Erin Jesswein (Valerie); Trisha Bernard (Kyle); Jared Coleman, Lisa Bashaw Pole (Trevor); Matthew Bashaw, Katelyn Pesner, Jeffrey Pesner, Zachary Pesner, Jimmy Peters Jr., and Ashleigh Peters; and seven greatgrandchildren: Cody, Tyler, Nova, and Zane Jesswein, Kaley and Kori Bernard, and Jaymirae Coleman. A service will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00 a.m. at Rice Mortuary with internment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial, Long Beach, CA (1500 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807). A celebration of Roy's life will be held one month later on Friday, August 24th at 3:00 p.m. at Delzanos restaurant formerly known as "The Hoist", a Roy and Doris favorite. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to either the American Cancer Society or Trinity Care Hospice of Torrance in memory of Captain Pete.
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