John Petersen John Eric Petersen, son of Robert Eugene and Paula Elaine (Graham) Petersen, was born on September 28, 1965 at Annapolis, Maryland. He entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 6, 2019 at his rural Essex home following a long battle with cancer at the age of 53 years, 7 months, 8 days. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date. Professional arrangements are under the direction of Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: swimemorial.com on the web.