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Chief Master Sergeant Danette R. Peters, USAF, Retired

August 15, 1957 January 21, 2016
Chief Master Sergeant Danette R. Peters, USAF, Retired
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Chief Master Sergeant , USAF, Retired, Danette “Dani” R.Peters,58 of Shavertown PA, died on 21 January 2016. Born in Allentown, PA, Chief Peters was the daughter of the late Pearl Harbor Survivor, Warren George Harding Peters and Nadine R., nee, Trexler of Catasauqua, PA. She was a 1975 graduate of Catasauqua High School, Catasauqua, PA. Survivors: With her mother are her sister, Georgette Peters of Gainesville, FL.; brothers, Jeffrey Peters and his wife, Sandi, of Houston, TX; Timothy Peters and his wife, Diane, of Bethlehem PA; Gregory Peters and his wife, Debra, of Bethlehem PA; and the joys of her life, her nieces and nephews.

Chief Peters initially enlisted in the Air Force in 1981 as a Russian linguist and later became a computer programmer in the early years of the Information/Internet Age. As a computer programmer, she helped the Air Force enter the 21st century with her work on various tactical, intelligence, space, and weather computer systems to include other information technologies for several major USAF commands and a field operating agency and was assigned throughout the United States and overseas. She served as an Air Force First Sergeant for seven years and deployed to Kuwait in 2003. She attained the highest AF enlisted rank, Chief Master Sergeant, and retired in March 2011 after over 30 years of service to her country. Chief Peters received several accolades over her long and distinguished career to include the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with five oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border. Chief Peters is a Life Member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars, she is also a member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Dani would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her neighbors, family, and staff at Geisinger Medical Center, Manor Care, Heartland Hospice and the many other unsung heroes for their support with the last part of her life’s journey in dealing with glioblastoma IV. Her family will check her e mail for any correspondence at petersdr@gmail.com .

Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to www.forgottenfelines.org and or your local no-kill animal shelter or better yet, adopt a new friend. Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to handle the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brubakerfuneralhome.com or www.facebook.com/brubakerfuneralhome/

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