MARION - Peter D. Robertson, 69, of Marion died January 7, 2016 at home. He was the husband of the late Joanne M. (Tremblay) and the son of the late Lawrence D. Robertson and Mabel (Fiske) Robertson.
He was born in Wareham and a lifelong native of Marion, an original "townie". He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School, class of 1964.
Mr. Robertson was a Vietnam Era Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He traveled to both the North and South Pole aboard the USCGC Southwind. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Antarctica Service Medal.
Mr. Robertson worked at AT&T and later for Verizon before his retirement. He also served in the Marion Fire Department for over 40 years and was a Deputy Fire Chief for 15 years before retiring in 2000. He was also a life member of the Marion Firefighters Association.
Mr. Robertson enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. He enjoyed spending time with numerous family and friends, including his best friend, Ted Laycock of over 65 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Katharine D. "Kate" Robertson and his granddaughter, Avery M. Copsetta both of Marion.
His graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 in Evergreen cemetery in Marion.
Visiting Hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home. 2599 Cranberry Hwy Wareham.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Marion Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 114, Marion, MA 02738